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HYMNS 



ANCIENT AND MODERN 
FO±i USE IN THE SERVICES OF THE CHURCH, 

WITH 

\ ACCOMPANYING TUNES 

..COMPILED AND ARRANGED 

UNDER THE MUSICAL EDITORSHIP OF 

WILLIAM HENRY MONK, 

Obganist and Director of the Choir at King's College, Londok. 
**Ycung men and maidens, old men and children, praise the Name of the Lord.'* 



NEW YORK: 
POTT, YOUNG- & CO., 

COOPER INSTITUTE, FOURTH AYENUE. 
1874. 



CONTENTS. 





Hymn. 


Morning .... .... 


1-6 


Third Hour, etc. 


7-9 


Evening .... .... 


10—19 


P7 T NT)AY .... .... 


20—24 


Monday, etc. .... 


25—30 


Advent .... .... 


31—41 


Christmas.... .... 


42—49 


St. Stephen's Day .... 


50 


St. John's Day 


51, 52 


Innocents 1 Day .... 


53, 54 


Circumcision .... 


55—57 


Epiphany .... 


53— 66 


The Week before Septua- 




GESLMA.... .... 


6T 


Sf,PTUAGB6IMA, ETC 


6S— 72 


Lent 


73-87 


On the Passion .... 


SS— 105 


Easter .... 


106— US 


Rogation Days .... 


119, 120 


Ascensiontide .... 


121—125 


Whits un Even .... 


126 


"Whitsuntide .... 


127—131 


I^inity Sunday .... 


132—135 


General Use 


136—202 


Holy Communion 


203—207 


Baptism .... 


20S— 210 


Confirmation 


211 



Hymn. 
noLY Matrimony 212,213 

Ember Days 214—216 

Missions .... .... 217—220 

Burial of the Dead. . . . 221 

For those at Sea .... 222 

Harvest .... 223—227 

School Festivals 228—230 

Almsgiving .... 231 

Friendly Societies 232 

Times of Trouble .... 233—236 

Thanksgiving 237, 233 

New Year's Day 239, 240 

Laying the Foundation Ston« 

of a Church .... 241 
Feast of the Dedication 

of a Church .... 242—244 

Conversion of St. Paul 245, 246 
Purification of B. V. Mary 247 
Annunciation, etc., of B. V. 

Mary 248,249 

Nativity of St. John the 

Baptist 250. 251 

St. Michael and All Angels 252—254 

All Saints' Day .... 255, 256 

Apostles .... 267—269 

Evangelists 260—201 

Martyrs, etc. .... 2G2 — ^7o 



For Preface and Index of Tunes, see larger Edition. 



(54970 



INDEX OF FIKST LINES. 



The tunes marked (*) were composed for this loork, or are now printed for the first time. 



First Line. 


Measure. 


Name of Tune. 


Hymn. 


A hymn for martyrs sweetly sing 


D.L.M 


•St. Bede 


53 


Abide with me ; fast falls the even- ) 
tide j 


10,10,10,10 .... 


j *Eventide \ 

{ Troyte (No. 1) f 


14 


Above the starry spheres 


S.M 


St. Michael 


120 


Again the Lord s own day is here 


L.M 


St. Ambrose 


22 


A living stream as crystal clear 


CM 


^Stockton .... 


155 


Alleluia, song of sweetness 


8 7, 8 7, 8 T 


Benediction 


67 


All glory, laud, and honour .... 


7 G, 7 G, 7 G, 7 G 


St. Theoduiph 


86 


All hail, adored Trinity 


LM 


Trinity 


132 


All people that on earth do dwell 


L.M 


Old Hundredth 


136 


All ye who seek for sure relief 


CM 


Old Martyrs 


158 


An exile for the faith .... 


S.M 


Narenza .... .... 


270 


Angels lament, behold your God 


CM 


Northampton 


1«>2 


As now the sun's declining rays 


CM 


St. Peter 


12 


As with gladness men of old .... 


7s (6 lines) 


Dix 


64 


At the Cross her station keeping 


8 8 7 (Trochaic) 


Stabat Mater, 1 & 2 


98 


At the Lamb's high feast we sing .... 


7s (8 lines) 


Salzburg 


113 


Awake my soul, and with the sun. . .. 


L.M 


Redhead, No. 4 


1 


Before the ending of the day .... 


L.M 


Te lucis 


13 


Behold the Lanib of God .... 


6 G G 4, 8 8 4 .... 


St. John 


166 


Behold the messengers of Christ 


CM 


St. Peter 


260 


Blessed city, heavenly Salem 


8 7, 8 7, 8 7 .... 


j Oriel \ 

lUrbsBeata ....j 
Franconia 


243 


Blest are the pure in heart 


S.M 


141 


Blest Creator of the light 


7s 


Vienna 


24 


Blest Trinity, from mortal sight 


L.M 


Eisenach 


133 


Bread of heaven on Thee we feed 


Ts (6 lines) 


Rarisbon 


205 


Brief life is here our portion .... 


7 6, 7 6 


St. Alphege 


142 


By precepts taught of ages past 


L.M 


Saxony .... 


74 


Captains of the saintly band 


7s 


Redhead, No. 48 


253 


Christ in highest heaven enthroned 


8 7, 8 7, 7 7 .... 


Michaelmas 


252 


Christ is gone up, yet ere He passed 


CM 


Dundee .... 


214 


Christ is made the sure foundation 


8 7, 8 7, 8 7 


Urbs Beata 


244 


Christ the Lord is risen again 


7s 


Wirtemberg 


112 


Christ the Lord is risen to-day 


7s (8 lines) 


St. George 


110 


Christ, Whose glory fills the sky 


7s (G lines) 


Ratisbon 


5 


Christ will gather in His own 


7s 


Hernlein .... 


101 


Christians awake .... .... 


io, 10,10,10,10, la 


Yorkshire . . .' 


47 


Come gracious Spirit, heavenly ) 

Dove .... f 

Come Holy (Miost, Creator bh-t 


L.M 


Cologne 


173 


L.M 


Melcombe 


211 


(nine Holy Ghost our souls inspire 


L.M 


Veni Creator 

( Ferial ) 


L27 


Come Holy Ghost Who ever one 


L.M 


< Trinity .... V 

( Festal j 

Bristol 


7 


Come let us praise the name of God 


<'.M 


25 


Come, pure hearts .... .... 


S 8 7, 8 8 7 


Evangelists 


261 



INDEX OF FIRST LINES. 



First Line. 


Measure. 


Name of Tune. 


Hymn. 


Come, see the place where Jesus lay 


3 S G, 8 S 6 


Magdalen College 


116 


Coin,-, Thou Holy Spirit, come 


7 7 7, 7 7 7 


Veni Bancte Spiritna 


128 


Crane, jre thankful people, come .... 


7s (3 lines) 


St. George 


228 


Conquering kings their titles take 


Ts .... .... 


Innocents 


146 


Creator of the starry height 


L.M 


Condi tor alme 


31 


Creator of the world, to Thee .... 


L.M 


St. Gregory 


03 


Day of wrath, day of mourning 


3 3 8 (Trochaic) 


*Dies Irae 


221 


Disposer Supreme 5 5, 5 5, 6 5, G 5 


\ Hermann ) 

( Hanover . . . . j 


-.53 


Earth has many a noble city 


8 7, S 7 


Stntgard 


59 


Eternal Father strong to save .... 


3 8, S 8, 8 8 .... 


*Melita 


222 


Far from my heavenly home 


■S.M 


*Lyte 


176 


Father of heaven, Whose love pro- ( 
found / 


L.M 


Notker 


138 


Father of mercies, God of love .... 


O.M 


St. James 


225 


First of martyrs, thou whose name 7s .... 


Lubeck 


50 


For man the Saviour shed s.m 


*Aberystwith .... 
Jenner 


265 


For thee, O dear, dear country / r a - r /^ ^ 
(part2) ... .{ ' G '" 6 ( D -> •••• 


142 


For thy dear saint, Lord s.m 


St. Helena 


273 


For Thy mercy and Thy grace 7s 


Culbach .... .... 


239 


Fortli in Thy Name, Lord, I go l.m 


Angels 


6 


Forty days and forty nights 


7s .... 


Hernlein .... .... 


78 


Fountain of good, to own Thy love 


CM 


St. Ann 


231 


From Greenland's icy mountains... 


7G, 7 6, (D.) .... 


Cruger 


217 


From highest heaven the Eternal 1 a Q Q Q Q Q 
Son ^b8S,8SS 


Old 113th 


193 

• 


'Gainst what foeman art thou rush- Mg » «» . » 
mg f ' 


.Martini 


24G • 


Glory be to Jesus 6* 5, 6 5 


Caswall 


92 


Glory to Thee, my God, this night . . l.m 


Tallis 


10 


Glory to Thee, Lord s.m 


St. Helena. ... 


54 


Glory to Thee Who safe hast kept \ 

(part 3) f LM 


Redhead, No. 4 


1 


Go to dark Gethsemane 


7s (G lines) 


* Gethsemane 


103 


God eternal, mighty King 


7s 


Innocents 


229 


God from on high hath heard 


S.M 


St. George 


43 


God moves in a mvsterious way CM .... 


London New 


192 


God of grace, let Thy light .... 7 7, T 5 


Churton 


219 


God of mercy, God of grace 7s (6 lines) 


Sherborne .... 


G3 


God of our life, to Thee we call l.m 


Notker 


234 


God the Father from Thy throne Irregular 


Rogation Litany .... 


120 


God Who madest earth and heaven J8 4, 8 4, 8 8 S, 4 


'Nuffield 


18 


Great God, what do I see and hear |8 7, 8 7, 88T .... 


Luther .... .... 


37 


Great God, Who hid from mortal ) 

sight f L - M 

Great mover of all hearts SS6, 8S6 

1 


Eisenach.. . . 


23 


Chapel Royal .... 


72 


Hail the day that sees Ilim rise 7s 


Ascsnsion 


121 


Hail to the Lord's Annotated 7 G, 7 G, (D.) 


Cruger 


CO 


Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding 8 7, 8 T .... 


Morton 


:;.; 


Hark, the glad sound cm 


Bristol .... 


40 


Hark, the herald angels sing 7s .... .... 


\ Mendelssohn .... (_ 
/ Batchelor . . . . f 


43 


Have mercy, Lord, on me .... s.m .... 


St. Bride 


81 


Have mercy on us, God most high o.m 


Redhead, No. 29 


154 


He Whe ouce in righteous vengeance 


8 7, 8 7, T 7 


Coblentz 


90 



vi. 



INDEX OF FIRST LINES. 



Hosanna to the living Lord 

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty 
How blest the matron who endued 
How blest were they who walked ) 

in love f 

How bright those glorious spirits / 

shine j 

How sweet the Name of Jesns sounds 
How welcome was the call 

I.i grief and fear to Thee, O Lord 
In the Lord's atoning grief 

Jerusalem, my happy home 
Jerusalem the golden (part 3) 
Jesu, grant me this, I pray 

Jesu, Lover of my soul 

Jesu, meek and gentle .... 

Jesu, meek and lowly 

Jesu, my Lord, my God, my all . . 
Jesu, our Hope, our heart's desire 

Jesu, the very thought is sweet . . 



Jesu, the very thought of Thee 

Jesu, the world's redeeming Lord 
Jesu, Thy mercies are untold — 

Jesu, the virgin's Crown, do Thou 

Jesus Christ is risen to-day 

Jesus lives ! no longer now 
Jesus shall reign where'er the sun 

Let every heart exulting beat 

Let saints on earth iu concert sing 
Light's glittering morn bedecks ) 

the sky J 

Lo, from the desert homes 
Lo, He comes in clouds descending 
Lo, now is our accepted day 
Lord, as to Thy dear cross we flee 
Lord, in this Thy mercy's day 
Lord, in Thy Name Thy servants 

plead 

Lord Jesus, God and Man 

Lord of the harvest, once again . . , 

Lord, pour Thy Spirit from on high 

Lord, Thy word ahideth .... 

Lord, v/lnsn we bend before Thy i 

throne ) 

Morn of morns, and day of days . . . . 

My God, and is Thy table spread 

My God, how wonderful Thou art 
My God, I love Thee ; not because 
My God, my Father, while I stray 



Measure. 



Name of Tune. 



8 3, 8 S, 7 
11, 12, 12, 11 

L.M. 



CM. 
S.M. 

CM. 

7s 

CM. 

7 6, 7 

7s 

7s (D. 
6 5, 6 
6 6, 6 

8 8,8 

CM. 
L.M. 



(D.) 



) 

5 
6 

8,8 8 



L.M. 
CM. 



7 8, 7 8 

L.M 

L.M. .... 
CM 

L.M 

6 6 6 6, 4 4 4 4 . 

8 7, 8 7, 8 7 , 

L.M 

CM 

777 

CM 



S.M. 

8 8, 

L.M. . 

6 6, 6 6 

CM. . 

7s 

L.M. . 



CM. 

8 8 8,4 



8,8 8 



Holyrood 

*Nicaea 

St. Gall .... 

St. Blasius 

Norman ton 

St. Peter 

St. George 

St. Mary .... 
Redhead, No. 47 

♦Southwell 

Ewing 

Gibbons 

*Hollingside 

St. Constantine 

St. Martin. . . . 

*St. Matthias 

Redhead (Metzler's) (tf 
( Jesu dulcis me- 1 

< moria . . . . > 

( *St. Bernard .... ) 
i Redhead (Metz- ) 

■{ ler s,) Xo. 66 ) 
( Winchester Old ( 

Beccles ... 

St. Fulbert 

i Jesus dulcis* me- ) 

•< moria ) 

( *St. Bernard .... ) 

/Easter Hymn ) 

J(Monk)— Easter J 
(Hymn (Worgan) ) 

St. Albinus 

St. Aidan 



Jam lucis 

Dundee .... 
j Aurora lucis 
1 *Tristes erant 
Croft's 148th 
St. Thomas 

Bamberg 

Windsor .... 
*St. Philip.... 

Lincoln 

St. Helena 

♦Preston .... 

Saxony 

Ravenshaw 
Windsor .... 



Innocents 

Rockingham 

Westminster 
Cheshire 
Troyte, No. 1 



INDEX OF FIRST LINES. 



Vll. 



First Line. 


Measure. 


Name of Tune. 


Hymn. 


Nearer, my God, to Thee 


6 4,64,664 .... 


*IIorbury .... 


200 


New every morning is the love .... 


L.M. 


Melcombe 


2 


New wonders of Thy mighty hand 


CM 


Dundee 


27 


Not by the martyr s death alone 


L.M 


Eisenach .... 


207 


Now, my soul, Thy voice upraising 


8 T, 8 T, 8 T 


j Pange lingua j 

"j *St. Denys J 


94 


Now my tongue the mystery telling 


S 7, 8 T, 8 7 .... 


Pange lingua 


20:j 


Now thank we all our God 


6 7, C 7,0 0,6 6.... 


Nun danket alle Gott 


233 


Now that the daylight fills the sky 


L.M 


Jam lucis 


4 


blessed day when first was poured 


L.M 


Jesu Redemptor 


56 


Christ, the heavens 1 eternal King 


L.M 


Redhead, No. 4 .... 


115 


O Christ, Who art the Light and ) 
Day J 


L.M 


St. Gregory .... 


S3 


Christ, Who dost prepare a place 


L.M 


St, Blasius 


150 


O Christ, Redeemer of our race 


L.M 


Jesu Redemptor 


45 


O come, all ye faithful .... 


6 6, 10, 5 6, 7 7, 10 


Adeste fideles 


42 


come and mourn with me awhile 


L.M 


•St. Cross. ... 


10) 


O come, come, Emmanuel .... 


8 8, 8 8, 8 8 


Veni Emmanuel .... 


36 


O Father, Thou Who hast created 1 
all \ 


10, 6, 10, 6, 8 8, 4 


Winkworth 

( Ferial ) 


203 


God of all the strength and power 


L.M 


-j Trinity . . V 
( Fesial ) 


9 


God of hosts, the mighty Lord 


CM 


St. Stephen 


101 


O God of life, Whose power benign 


888 ..; 


*Linfield 


134 


God of love, King of peace .... 


L.M 


War 

( Ferial \ 


236 


God of truth, Lord of might 


L.M 


< Trinity I 

( Festal j 


8 


God, Thy soldiers' great reward 


L.M 


Bavaria 


264 


God, our help in ages past .... 


CM 


St. Ann 


197 


O God unseen, yet ever near 


CM 


Redhead, No. 29 . . 


207 


Guardian of the Church divine 


L.M 


Ferial 


216 


O heavenly Jerusalem 


76,76 


St. Alphege 


256 


O heavenly W T ord, eternal Light 


L. M 


Breslau 


32 


O help us, Lord, eacli hour of need 


CM 


Bedford 


187 


O holy Lord, content to dwell .... 


L.M. ... 


*St. Cecilia 


230 


O holy Spirit, Lord of grace 


CM 


Tallis' Ordinal 


143 


O Jesu, King most wonderful { 
(Part 2) ( 

O Jesu, Thou the Beauty art f 
(part 3) f 


CM 


Redhead (Metzler's) ) 




CM 


No. 66 v 

Winchester Old ) 


157 


O Jesu, Lord of light and grace 


L.M 


Lauds .... 


3 


O let him whose sorrow .... 


o 5, 6 5 


Clewer 


190 


O Lord, how happy should we be 


8 8 6, 8 8 6 


Bridehead 


186 


Lord, in perfect bliss above 


L.M. 


Sargent . , . . 


69 


O Lord of hosts, Whose glory fills 


L.M 


Commandments .... 


241 


O Lord most high, eternal King 


L.M 


St. Ambrose .... 


122 


Lord, turn not Thy face 


CM 


St. Mary 


80 


O Lord, how joyful 1 tis to see 


L.M 


Melcombe 


183 


O love divine, how sweet thou art 


886,886 


*Purleigh 


199 


love how deep, how broad, how \ 
high j- 

love, Who formedst me to wear 


L.M 


Leipsic 


143 


3 8, 8 8, S 8 


Bremen ... .... 


171 


merciful Creator, hear. ... 


L.M. 


Audi benigne Conditor 


75 


praise our God to-day 


8.M. 


St. Michael 


232 


O sacred Head, surrounded .... 


7tf,7C(D.) . .. 


Passion Chorale .... 


97 


O Saviour of the world forlorn 


L.M 


Beccles .... .... 


49 


O Saviour, Who for man hast trod 


L.M 


Bishop .... .... 


123 


O Sion, open wide Thy gates .... 


CM 


Bristol 


24T 



INDEX OF FIRST LINES. 



First Line. 


Measure. 


Name of Tune. 


Hymn, 


sinner, lift the eye of faith 


8 7, 8 7, 8 8 7 .... 


Attolle paulum .... 


93 


O sons and daughters, let us sing 


888 


filii et filiae 


103 


Thou from Whom all goodness ) 
flows f 


CM 


Windsor 


140 


Thou, Whose all redeeming ( 
might ) 


L.M 


Leipsic 


266 


Thou, Who dost to man accord 


S S G, 8 8 G 


Bridehead .... 


77 


Trinity, most blessed Light 


L.M 


O lux beata .... 


19 


.0 wondrous type, vision fair 


L.M 


Festal 


202 


Word of God ahove 


S.M 


j St. Helena { 

| Dedication j 


242 


worship the King 


5 5,55,65,65.... 


Old 104th 


156 


Oh, what if we are Christ's 


S M 


St. Michael 


144 


O'erwhelmed in depths of woe .... 


8.M 


St. Bride 


91 


Of the Father's love begotten 


87,87,87 7 .... 


Corde natus .... 


46 


Oft in danger, oft in woe 


7s 


Redhead, No. 48 .... 


175 


On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry 


L.M 


Winchester New .... 


35 


On this day, the first of days 


7s 


Lubeck 


21 


Once more the solemn season calls 


CM 


* Hereford 


73 


Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathed 


8684 


*St. Cuthbert 


139 


Praise, my soul, the King of heaven 


8 7, 8 7, 8 7 


Benediction .... 


198 


Praise, praise our God and King 


7s .... 


*Monkland .... 


224 


Praise the Lord, ye heavens adore 
Him 


S 7, 8 7 (D) 


Alia Trinita beata .... 


174 


Praise to God Who reigns above 


7s 


Lubeck 


253 


Praise we the Lord this day 


S.M. 


St. George 


248 


Rejoice to-day with one accord 


8 7, 8 7, 6 6 6 6, 7 


Ein' feste Burg .... 


237 


Resting from his work to-day .... 


7s (G lines) .... 


Redhead, No. 76 


105 


Ride on, ride on, in majesty .... 


L.M 


Winchester New .... 


87 


Rock of ages, cleft for me 


7s (6 lines) .... 


Redhead, No. 76 


150 


Ruler of the hosts of light .... 


7s .... 


Gibbons 


126 


Saviour, when in dust to Thee 


7s (8 lines) 


* Miserere 


104 


See the destined day arise .... 


7s 


Redhead, No. 47 .... 


99 


Sinn's daughter weep no more 


7s (G lines) 


Casseli 


S9 


Six days of labour now are past 


CM 


Chichester 


30 


Soldiers of Christ arise .... 


S.M 


*St. Ethelwald 


181 


Son of the Highest, deign to cast 


CM 


St. Mary Magdalene 


271 


Songs of praise the angels sang 


7s 


Culbach 


160 


Spirit of mercy, truth, and love .. . 


L.M. .... 


Melcombe 


131 


Sun of my soul, Thou Saviour dear 


L. M 


Hursley 


11 


Sweet Saviour, bless us ere we go 


Ss (6 lines) 


J *Christchurch { 

{ *St. Matthias j 

Batty 


17 


Sweet the moments, rich in blessing 


8 7,87 


95 


Take up thy cross, the Saviour said 


L.M. , , , . .... 


Breslau 


165 


That day of wrath, that dreadful day 


L.M 


Abbotsford 


38 


The apostles' hearts (part 2) 


L.M 


j Aurora lucis ) 

) *Trfstes erant \ 


103 


That Eastertide with joy (part 3) 


L.M 


Th« ancient law departs .... 


S.M 


St. Michael 




The advent of our King 


S.M 


Franconia 


;:4 


The earth, Lord, is one wide field 


CM 


Old Martyrs 


! - 


The eternal gifts of Christ the King 


L.M 


/Eterni Christi munera 


'57 


The fish in avhvc and bird on wing 


CM 


Redhead, No. 29 .... 


*8 


The God Whom earth and sea and ) 

sky J 

The great forerunner of the morn 


L.M 


St. Ambrose . . . 


249 


L.M 


Becclcs .... .... 


250 


The heavenly Child in stature grows 


CM 


Tallis' Ordinal .... 


62 


The Lamb's high banquet called to | 
share f 


L.M 


Ad coenam Agni 


111 



INDEX OF FIRST LINES. 




Name of Tune. 



< '. M 



The life which God's Incarnate j 

Word j 

The people that in darkness sat cm 

The roseate hues of early dawn d.cm 

The royal banners forward go l.m 

The strain upraise "t joy and praise Irregular 

The strife is o'er, the battle won 8, 8, 8. . . . 

The sun is sinking fast 6 4, 6 

The rviepherd now was smitten 7 6,76.... 

The Son of God goes forth to war d.cm 

The Word with God the Father One Il.m 

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Ye servants of our glorious King 

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HYMNS ANCIENT AND MODERN. 



Hymn 1. 



Scorning. 




" I myself will awake right early." 



A WAKE, my soul, and with the sun 
l\_ Thy daily stage of duty run ; 
Shake off dull sloth, and early rise 
To pay thy morning sacrifice. 

Redeem thy mis-spent time that's past, 
And live this day as if thy last ; 
Improve thy talent with due care, 
For the great day thyself prepare. 

Let all thy converse be sincere, 
Thy conscience as the noon-day clear; 
Think how all-seeing God thy ways 
And all thy secret thoughts surveys. 

By influence of the Light divine 
Let thy own light in good works shine ; 
Reflect all heaven's propitious rays 
In ardeut love and cheerful praise. 

Part II. 

TTTAKE and lift up thyself, my heart, 
\ \ And with the angels bear thy part, 
Who all night long unwearied sing 
Glory to the Eternal King. 

I wake, I wake, ye heavenly choir, 
May your devotion me inspire, 
That I like you my age may spend, 
Like you may on my God attend. 

May I like you in God delight, 
Have all day long my God in sight, 
Perform like you my Maker's will, 
O may I never more do ill. 



Had I your wings to heaven I'd fly, 
But God shall that defect supply, 
And my soul, winged with warm desire, 
Shall all day long to heaven aspire. 

Part III. 

n LORY to Thee Who safe hast kept 

IT And hast refreshed me while I slept ; 

Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake, 

I may of endless light partake. 

I would not wake, nor rise again, 

E'en heaven itself I would disdain, 

Wert Thou not rnoe to be enjoyed, 

And I in hymns to be employed. 

Heaven is, dear Lord, where'er Thou art, 

O never, then, from me depart ; 

For to my soul 'tis hell to be 

But for one moment without Thee. 

Lord, I my vows to Thee renew, 

Scatter my sins as morning dew ; 

Guard my first springs of thought and will, 

And with Thyself my spirit fill. 

Direct, control, suggest this day 

All I design, or do, or say ; 

That all my powers with all their might » 

In Thy sole glory may unite. 

Doxnlogy to be sung at the end of each Part. 
Praise God. from Whom all blessings i\ovr; 
Praise Him, all creatures here below; 

Praise Him above, angelic host ; 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 

Amen. 
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ATEW every morning is the love 
1\ Our wakening and uprising prove ; 
Through sleep and darkness safely brought, 
Restored to life, and power, and thought. 
New mercies, each returning day, 
Hover around us while we pray ; 
New perils past, new sins forgiven, 
New thoughts of God, new hopes of heaven. 
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He that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." 

From sudden falls our feet defend, 
And guide us safely to the end. 



OJESU, Lord of light and grace, 
Thou brightness of the Father's Face, 
Thou fountain of eternal light, 
Whose beams disperse the shades of night ; 
Come, Holy Sun of heavenly love, 
Come in Thy radiance from above, 
And to our inward hearts convoy 
The Holy SPIRITS cloudless ray. 
So we the Father's help will claim, 
And sing the Father's glorious Name, 
And His Almighty grace implore 
That we may stand, to fall no more. 
M;iv He our actions deign to bless, 
Aud loose the bonds of wickedness ; 
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May faith, deep rooted in the soul, 
Subdue our flesh, our minds control: 
May guile depart, and discord cease, 
And all within be joy and peace. 
O hallowed thus be every day; 
Let meekness be our morning ray, 
Our faith like noontide splendour glow, 
Our souls the twilight never know. 
All praise to Goi> the, Fatiikr be ; 
All praise, Eternal Bon, to Theej 
Whom with the Sim kit we adore 
For ever and for evermore. Amen. 



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"YTOW that the daylight fills the sky 
11 We lift our hearts to God on high, 
That lie, in all we do or say, 
"Would keep us free from harm to-day. 
May He restrain our tongues from strife, 
And shield from anger's din our life ; 
And guard with watchful care our eyes 
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O may our inmost hearts he pure, 
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prayer unto Thee, and will look up.'' 
And pride of sinful flesh subdued 
Through sparing use of daily food. 
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All praise to God the Fatiiee be ; 
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Whom with the Spiuit we adore 
For ever and for evermore. Amen. 



Hymn 5. 




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" Unto you that fear My Name 

CHRIST, Whose glory fills the skies. 
Christ, the true, the only Light, 
Sun of Righteousness, arise. 

Triumph o'er the shades of night; 
Dayspring from on high be near, 
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Dark and cheerless is the morn 

Unaccompanied by Thee ; 
Joyless is the days return 



shall the Sun of Righteousness arise.'* 
Till Thy mercy's beams I see. 
Till they inward light impart, 
Glad my eyes, and warm my heart. 
Visit then this soul of mine ; 

Pierce the gloom of sin and grief; 
Fill me, Radiancy Divine; 
Scatter all my unbelief ; 
More and more Thyself display, 
Shilling to the perfect day. Amen. 
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Hymn 6. 



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' I have set God always before me ; for He 

FORTH in Thy Name, O Lord, I go, 
My daily labour to pursue ; 
Thee, only Thee, resolved to know- 
In all I think, or speak, or do. 
The task Thy -wisdom hath assigned 
O let me cheerfully fulfil ; 
In all my works Thy presence find, 
And prove Thy good and perfect will. 
Thee may I set at my right hand, 
Whose eyes my inmost substance see; 
And labour on at Thy command, 
And offer all my works to Thee. 

Hymn 7, 8, 9.— (First Tune.) 



is on my right hand, therefore I shall not fall." 
Give me to bear Thy easy yoke, 
And every moment watch and pray; 
And still to things eternal look, 
And hasten to Thy glorious day. 
Fain would I still for Thee employ 
Whate'er Thy bounteous grace hath given, 
And run my course with even joy, 
And closely walk with Thee to Heaven. 
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
The God Whom heaven and earth adore, 
From men and from the angel-host 
Be praise and glory evermore. 




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" It is but the third hour of the day. 11 

rtOME, Holy Ghost, Who ever One 
\J Art with the Father and the Son ; 
Come, Holy Ghost, our souls possess 
With Thy full flood of holiness. 
In word and deed, by heart and tongue, 
With all our powers, Thy praise be sung; 
May love enwrap our mortal frame, 
And others catch the living flame. 
Almighty Father, hear our cry [High, 

Through .Jesus (Jurist our Loud most 
Who, with Hi'- Holt Ghost and Thee, 
Doth live and reign eternally. Aineu. 

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" At noonday will I pray. 11 

OGOD of truth, O Lord of might, 
Who orderest time and change aright, 
Brightening the morn with golden gleams, 
Kindling the noon-day's fiery beams; 
Quench Thou in us the flames of strife, 
From passion's heal preserve our life, 
Our bodies keep from perils free, 
And give our souls true peace in Thee. 
Almighty Father, hear our cry [High, 
Through Jesus Christ our Lord most 
Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee, 
Doth live and reign eternally. Amen. 



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"The hour of prayer being the ninth hour." 

OGOD, of all the Strength and Power, 
Who dost unmoved each passing hour 
Through all its changes guide the day, 
From early morn to evening's ray ; 

Brighten life's eventide with light 
That ne'er shall set in gloom of night j 
Till we a holy death attain 
And everlasting glory gain. 

Almighty Father, hear our cry 
Through Jesus (heist our Lord most High, 
Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee, 
Doth live and reigu eternally. Amen. 



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Hymn 10. 



evening. 




GLORY to Thee, my God, this night 
For all the blessings of the light ; 
Keep me, O keep me, King of kings, 
Under Thine own Almighty wings. 
Forgive me, Lord, for Thy dear Son, 
The ills that I this day have done, 
That with the world, myself, and Thee, 
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be. 
Teach me to live, that I may dread 
The grave as little as my bed ; 
Teach me to die, that so I may 
Rise glorious at the awful Day. 



He shall defend thee under His wings.' * 

O may my soul on Thee repose, 
And may sweet sleep mine eyelids close ; 
Sleep that shall me more vigorous make, 
To serve my God when I a\vake. 
When in the night I sleepless lie, 
My soul with heavenly thoughts supply ; 
Let no ill dreams disturb my rest, 
Ko powers of darkness me molest. 
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow, 
Praise Him all creatures here below ; 
Praise Him above, angelic host ; 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghogt. 
Amen. 



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SUN of my soul, Thou Saviour dear, 
It is not night if Thou be near; 
O may no earth-born cioud arise 
To hide Thee from Thy servant's eyes. 
When the soft dews of kindly sleep 
My wearied eyelids gently steep, 
Re my last thought how sweet to rest 
For ever on my Saviours breast. 
Abide with me from morn till eve, 
For without Thee I cannot live ; 
Abide with me when night is nigh, 
For without Thee I dare not die 
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If some poor wandering child of Thine 
Have spurned to-day the voice divine, 
Now, Lord, the gracious work begin ; 
Let him no more lie down in sin. 
Watch by the sick enrich the poor 
With blessings from Thy boundless store ; 
Re every mourner's sleep to-night, 
Like infant's slumbers, pure and light 
Come near and bless us when we wake, 
Ere through the world our way we take ; 
Till in the ocean of Thy love 
We lose ourselves in Heaven above. Amen. 



Hymn 12. 



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At eventide descend ; 
So life's brief day is sinking down 
To its appointed end. 

Lord, on the Cross Thine Arms were stretched 

To draw Thy people nigh ; 
O grant us then that Cross to love, 

And in Those Arms to die. 

All glory to the Father be, 

All glory to the Sox, 
All glory, Holy Ghost, to Thee, 

While endless ages run. Amen. 










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BEFORE the ending of the day, 
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Thy watch around us while we sleep. 
O let no evil dreams be near, 
Nor phantoms of the night appear ; 
Our ghostly enemy restrain, 
Lest aught of sin our bodies stain. 
Almighty Father, hear our cry, 
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ABIDE with me ; fast falls the even-tide ; 
The darkness deepens ; Loed, with me abide ; 
When other helpers fail, and comforts flee, 
Help of the helpless, O abide with me. 

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day ; 
Earth's joys grow dim ; its glories pass away ; 
Change and decay in all around I see ; 

Thou Who changest not, abide with me. 

1 need Thy presence every passing hour ; 

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Who like Thyself my guide and stay can be ? 
Through cloud and sunshine, Lokd, abide with me. 

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Hymn 15. 



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1 Let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice.' 
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The daylight dies; 
Let love awake, and pay 

Her evening sacrifice. 
As Christ upon the Cross 

His Head inclined, 
And to His Father's hands 

His parting Soul resigned ; 
So now herself my soul 

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Into His sacred charge, 

In Whom all spirits live; 
So now beneath His Eye 

Would calmly rest, 
Without a wish or thought 

Abiding in the breast ; 
Save that His Will be done, 

Whatever betide ; 
Dead to herself, and dead 

In Him to all beside. 



Thus would I live ; yet now 

Not I, but He 
In all His power and love 

Henceforth alive in me. 
One Sacred Trinity ! 

One Lord Divine! 
May I be ever His, 

And He for ever mine. 

Amen. 



Hymn 16. 




" I will lay me down 

THROUGH the dayThy love has spared 
Now we lay us down to rest ; 
Through the silent watches guard us, 
Let no foe our peace molest ; 

Jesu, Thou our Guardian be ; 
Sweet it is to trust in Thee. 



in peace, and take my rest.'" 

Pilgrims here on earth, and strangers, 

Dwelling in the midst of foes, 
Us and ours preserve from dangers, 
In Thine Arms may we r 

And. when life's sad day is past, 
Rest with Thee in heaven at last 
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Thro 1 life's long day and death's dark night, 
O gentle Jesus, be our Light 

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Thro' life's long day and death's dark night, 
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Thou art our Jesus, and our All. 

Thro' life's long day and death's dark night, 

O geutle Jesus, be our Light. Amen. 



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Thro' life's long day and death's dark night, 
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Death and the dread chaos heard 
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Law, and prophet, and blest psalm 

Lit with holy light so calm. 

Unto hearts in slumber weak 

Let the heavenly trumpet speak ; 

And a newer walk express 

Their new life to righteousness. 

Hear us, Lord, and with us be, 

O Thou Fount of charity, 

Thou Who dost the Spirit give, 

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God the Father's Name we praise ; 
Who, creation's Fount and Spring, 
Did the world from darkness bring. 
On this day th 1 Eternal Son 
Over death His triumph won ; 
On this day the Spirit came 
With His gifts of living flame. 
Oh ! that fervent love to-day 
May in every heart have sway, 
Teaching us to praise aright 
God the Source of life and light. 
Father, Who didst fashion me 
Image of Thyself to be, 



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Best of gifts Thyself bestow ; 
Make me burn Thy love to know. 
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Thou dost give Thyself to me, 
May I give myself to Thee. Amen. 
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AGAIN the Lord's own day is here, 
The day to Christian people dear, 
As week by week, it bids them tell 
How Jesus rose from death and hell. 
For by His flock their Lord declared 
His resurrection should be shared ; 
And they who trust in Him to save 
In Him are risen from the grave. 
We, one and all, of Him possest 
Are with exceeding treasures blest; 



the Lord hath made." 

For all He did, and all He bare, 
He gives us as our own to share. 
Eternal glory, rest on high, 
A blessed immortality, 
True peace and gladness, and a thront 
Are all His gifts, and all our own. 
And therefore unto Thee we sing, 
O Lord of Peace, Eternal King; 
Thy love we praise, Thy Name adore 
Both on this day and evermore. Amen. 



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\T Dost dwell in unapproached light, 
Before Whose presence angels bow 
With faces veiled, in homage low ; 
Awhile in darkness we remain 
And round us yet are sin and pain ; 
But soon the everlasting day- 
Shall chase our shades of night away. 
For thon has promised, gracious Lord, 
A day of gladness and reward ; 
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Too long, alas ! it still delays ; 
It lingers yet, that day of days i 
Our mortal strife and toil must ceasa 
Before we win its heavenly peace. 
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The soul shall fly, O God, to The^ ; 
To see Thee, love Thee, and adore, 
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The fulness of thy joy to share ; 
Life^ transient light may we improve, 
And gain eternal light above. Amen. 



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" The day is Thine, 
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1) Making day with radiance hright, 
Thou didst o'er the forming earth 
Give the golden light its birth. 
Shade of eve with morning ray 
Took from Thee the name of day ; 
Now again the shades are nigh, 
Listen to our huinhle cry. 
May we ne'er by guilt depressed 
Lose the way to endless rest ; 



the night also is Thine." 



Nor with idle thoughts and vain 

Bind our souls to earth again. 

Rather may we heavenward rise 

Where eternal treasure lies; 

Purified by grace within, 

Hating every deed of sin. 

Holy Father, hear our cry 

Through Thy Sox, our Loed most High ; 

Whom our thankful hearts adore 

With the Splsit evermore. Amen. 



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COME, let us praise the Name of God, 
Who on the second day 
Spread out the firmament above, 

His glory to display. 
Slow floating on the blue expanse 

The watery clouds we view, 
Whence fruitful showers at Lis command 

The thirsty soil bedew. 
How fair an image of the Grace 

His mercy doth impart, 
Like morning dew or gentle rain, 

To gladden every heart. 



And when the faithful soul drinks in 

Those showers with blessings rife, 
A well of water springeth up 

To everlasting life. 
O happy saints, on whom are poured 

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Lo2D, may they ne'er forgetful be, 

Lut render love for love. 
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To Father, Son, and Holy GnosT 

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Hymn 26. 



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appear : and it was so. . . . And the evening and the morning were the third day." 



THOU spak'st the word, and into one 
The floods together flowed ; 
The dry land, freed from watery veil, 

Its verdant pastures showed. 
O Fatiiek, Who this earth assigned 

Our plaee of toil to be, 
Bind all within its one wide bound 

In one true charity. 
A brotherhood of exiles here 

We seek a Home above, 
Where Thou wilt gather iu Thine Own 

Who live in holy love. 
Unloving souls, with deeds of ill 

And words of angry strife, 



Shall never, Lord, Thy glory see, 

Nor win the heavenly life. 
Lo, earth itdelf from day to day 

Their burthen scarce sustains, 
And yearns, in travail, to be free 

From dark corruption's chains. 
Yea, we too groan within ourselves, 

And that adoption wait 
For which the Holy Spirit's seal 

Did us predestinate. 
Eternal glory be ascribed 

To God, the One in Thrfe, 
By Whom is pou.r'd into our hearts 

The grace of charity. Amen. 



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And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.'" 



"\ T EW wonders of Thy mighty Hand, 
131 Lord, we to-day admire, 
Writ oi the firmament above 

In glittering orbs of fire. 
The sun is ruler of the day, 

The silver moon of night, 
The starry hosts adorn the sky 

In ordered ranks of light. 
But e'en that glorious sun must set, 

And knows his going down ; 
That silver moon must wax and wane ; 

The stars their courses own. 
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Still in an everchanging round 

The daylight comes and goes; 
But Thou art evermore the same, 

No change Thy mercy knows. 
Why waver then our troubled hearts? 

Thine is a Father's care; 
And they, eternal lite who seek, 

Eternal life shall share. 
All praise, all glory be ascribed 

To G-on the One in Tuner., 
Who bids us cast our care on Him, 

To Him for comfort flee. Amen. 



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THE fish in wave and bird on wiiu 
God made the waters bear; 

Both for our mortal body's food 

His mercy doth prepare. 
But other food, of richer cost, 

The immortal spirit needs ; 
By faith it lives on every Word 

That from His Mouth proceeds. 
Faith springing from the Blood of CnmsT 

Has flowed o'er every laud ; 
And sinners through the vanquished world 

Bow down to its command. 
Its light the joy of heaven reveals 

To hearts made pure within ; 



And bids us seek by worthy deeds 

Eternal crowns to win. 
By faitli the saints of old were strong 

The lion's wrath to tame; 
By faith they spurned the tyrant's threats 

And scorned the raging flame. 
Lonn, grant that we the path may tread 

Whereon its light doth shine ; 
And gather as we onward go, 

The fruits of love divine. 
O praise the Fatiif.p. ; praise the Son 

From Whose most precious Blood 
Springs all our faith; and praise to Hira 

Who with them Both is God. Amen. 



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Thy secret counsels frame, 
A ruler for Thy new-made world, 

A herald of Thy Name. 
Thou formest man: Thy Spirit breathes 

Life into dust of earth : 
Man. in Thine own true image made 

Receives from Thee his birth. 
And henceforth he dominion has 

O'er ail in e irth and sea ; 
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Proud dust of earth would fain be liko 

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O praise the Father, and the Som 

Who saved us by his death, 
And lloi.v Gtiiobt Who quickens us 
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Come, Lord, create his heart anew; 

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Then hymns of praise again shall rise, 

The fruits of holy love. 
Oh ! for the songs that Thou wilt bless 

Where heart and voice agree : 
Oh ! for the prayers that plead aright 

With Thy dread Majesty. 
All praise to God, the Three in One, 

Who high in glory reigns ; 
Who by His Word has all things made, 

And by His Word sustains. Amen. 



SIX days of labour now are past ; 
The j rests, Holy Goo; 
And with approving Eye hast seen 

That all is very good. 
Blest is the seventh morn of light, 

Hallowed for rest divine ; 
Yet. Lord, a new creation needs 

That mighty power of Thine. 
Ten thousand voices praise Thy Name 

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But fallen man by sin has marred 
The blissful harmony. 



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CREATOR of the starry height 
Thy people's everlasting Light, 
Jesu. Redeemer of us all. 
Hear Thou Thy servants when they call. 
Thou, Borrowing at the helpless cry 
Of all creation doomed to die, 
Didst save our lost and guilty race 

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Like bridegroom from his chamber, come 
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At Thy great Name, exalted now, 
All knees in lowly homage bow ; 
All things in heaven and earth adore, 
And own Thee King for evermore. 
To Thee, O Holy One. we pray 
Our Judge in that tremendous day, 
Ward off. while yet we dwell below, 
The weapons of our crafty foe. 
To God the Father, God the Son, 
And God the Spirit, Theii in Oita, 
Praise, honour, might, and glory be, 
From age to age eternally. Amen, 




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HEAVENLY WORD, Eternal Light, 
Begotten of the Father's Might, 
Who, in these hitter days, art born 
For succour to a world forlorn ; 

Our hearts enlighten from above, 
And kindle with T.iine own true love; 
That we. who hear Thy call to-day, 
May cast earth's vanities away. 

And when as Judge Thou drawest nigh, 
The secrets of all hearts to try : 



When sinners meet their awful doom, 
And samts attain their heavenly home ; 

O let us not. for evil past. 
Be driven from Thy Face at last ; 
But with the blessed evermore 
Beho.d and love Thee and adore. 

T God the Father, God the Sox, 
And God the Spirit, Thseb in Onx, 
Praise, honour, might, and glory be, 
From age to age eternally. Amen. 



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Wakened by the solemn warning, 
Lei the earth-bound boo! arise; 

Chiust, her Sun, all ill dispelling, 
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Our prayers must now employ, 
And we must hymns of welcome sing 

In strains of holy joy. 
The Everlasting Son" 

Incarnate deigns to be ; 
Himself a servant's form puts on, 

To set His servants free. 
Daughter of Sion, rise 

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Nor let thy faithless heart despise 

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Behold thy King cometh unto thee." 
As Judge, on clouds of light, 

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With Him in heaven to reign. 
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Let sin's dark deeds be gone ; 
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All glory to the Son, 

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With Father, Spirit, ever One, 

Through all eternity. Amen. 



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1 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make 
His paths straight." 

Without Thy grace we waste away, 
Like flowers that wither and decay. 
To heal the sick stretch out Thine Hand, 
And bid the fallen sinner stand ; 
Shine forth, and let Thy light restore 
Earth's own true loveliness once more. 
All praise, Eternal Sox, to Thee 
Whose Advent doth Thy people free ; 
Whom with the Fathkr we adore, 
And Holy Giiost lor evermore. Amen. 



ON Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry 
Announce- that, the Lord is nigh ; 
Awake, and hearken, for He brings 
Glad tidings of the King of kings. 
Then cleansed be every breast from sin; 
Make straight the way for Goi> within ; 
Prepare we in our hearts a home. 
Where such a mighty Guest may come. 
For Thou art our Salvation, Lord, 
Our Refuge, and our great Reward ; 
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OCOME, O come, Emmanuel, 
And ransom captive Israel; 
That mourns in lonely exile here, 
Until the Sox of Con appear. 
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel 
Shall come to Thee, O Israel ! 
O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free* 
Thine own from Satan's tyranny; 
From depths of hell Thy people save, 
And give them victory o'er the grave. 
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel 
Shall come to Thee, O Israel ! 



O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer 
Our spirits hy Thine Advent here ; 
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night, 
And death's dark shadows put to flight. 
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel 
Shall come to Thee, O Israel! 
O come, Thou Key of David, come 
And open wide our heavenly home ; 
Make safe the way that leads on high, 
And close the path to misery. 
Rejoice! Rejoice) Emmanuel 
Shall come to Thee, O Israel ! 



O come, O come, Thou Eord of Might ; 

"Who to Thy tribes on Sinai's height, 

In ancient times didst give the law, 

In cloud, and majesty, and awe. 
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel 
Shall come to Thee, O Israel ! Amen. 



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n REAT GOD, what do I see and hear ? 
\J The end of things created : 
The Judge of all men doth appear 
On clouds of glory seated : 

The trumpets sound, the graves restore 
The dead which they contained before ; 

Prepare, my soul, to meet Him. 

The dead in Christ are first to rise 

At that last trumpet's sounding ; 
Caught up to meet Him in the skies, 

With joy their Loed surrounding; 
No gloomy fears their souls dismay ; 
His presence sheds eternal day 

On those prepared to meet Him. 

The ungodly, filled with guilty fears, 

Behold His wrath prevailing ; 
In woe they rise, but all their tears 

And sighs are unavailing. 
The day of grace is past and gone; 
Trembling they stand before His throne, 

All unprepared to meet Him. 

Great Judge, to Thee our prayers we pour, 

In deep abasement bending; 
O shield us through that last dread hour, 

Thy wondrous love extending; 
May we in this our trial day, 
With faithful hearts Thy word obey, 

And thus prepare to meet Thee. Amen. 

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When heaven and earth shall pass away. Swells the high trump that wakes the dead; 
What power shall be the sinner's stay ? i oh , on that day< that wrathful fla v, 
How shall he meet that dreadful day ? Whon mail to j u dgment wakes from clay, 

When shrivelling, like a parched scroll, ' Be Thou, O Christ, the sinner's stay 
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J Once for favoured sinners slain ; 
Thousand thousand saints attending 
Swell the triumph of His train: 

Alleluia ! 
Christ appears on earth again. 
Every eye shall now behold Him 

Robed* in dreadful maj< 
They who Bet at nought and sold Him, 
Pierced and nailed Him to the tree, 
I >ecply wailing, 
Shall the true Messiah see. 



Those dear tokens of ITis Passion 

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Alleluia ! Amen. 

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HARK the glad sound! the Saviour comes, 
The Saviour promised long; 
Let every heart prepare a throne, 
And every voice a song. 

He comes, the prisoners to release 

In Satan's bondage held ; 
The gates of brass before Him burst 

The iron fetters yield. 



He comes, the broken hearts to bind, 
The bleeding souls to cure, 

And with the treasures of' His grace 
To bless the humble poor. 

Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace, 
Thine Advent shall proclaim; 

And heaven's eternal arches ring 
With Thy beloved Name. Amen. 



Hymn 41. 




" I sleep, but my heart waketh." 

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TTTHEN shades of night around us close, 
m And weary limbs in sweet repose, 
The faithfnl soul awake may be, 
And longing sigh, O LORD, to Thee. 
Thou true Desire, of nations hear; 
Thou Word of God, Thou Saviour dear 
In pity beed our humble cries, 
And bid at length tlio fallen rise. 

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O come, "Redeemer, come and frea 
Thine own from guilt and misery; 
The gates of heaven age in unfold, 
Which Adam's sin had (dosed of old. 
All praise, Eternal Sox, to Th.ee, 
Whose Advent doth Thj people free; 
Whom with the Faizbr we adore 
And Holy Ghost for evermore. Amen. 



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OCOME, all ye faithful. 
Joyful and triumphant; 
O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem , 
Come and behold Him 
Born, the King of Angels ; 
O come, let us adore Him, 
O come, let us adore Him, 
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. 

God of God, 
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Lo! He abhors not the Virgin's womb; 
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Begotten, not created ; 
O come, let us adore Him, &c. 



Sing, choirs of angels, 
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Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above. 
Glory to Goo 
In the highest ; 
O come, let us adore Him, &c. 

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, 

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Jesu, to Thee be glory given; 

Word of the Father, 

Now in flesh appearing; 

O come, let U9 adore Him, 

O come, let us adore Him, 
O come, let us adoro Him. Christ the Lord. 
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" Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men." 



HARK ! the herald-angels sing 
Glory to the new-born King, 
Peace on earth and mercy mild, 
God and sinners reconciled. 
Joyful, all ye nations, rise, 
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AVitli the angelic host proclaim 
Christ is born in Bethlehem. 
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Glory to the new-born King, 
Christ, by highest heaven adored, 
Christ, the Everlasting Lord, 
Late in time behold Him come, 
Offspring of a Virgin's womb. 
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see 1 
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Hail, the Incarnate Deity ! 

Pleased as Man with man to dwell, 

Jesus, our Emmanuel. 

Hark ! the herald-angels sing 
Glory to the new-born King. 

Hail, the heaven -born Prince of Peace! 
Hail, the Sun of Kighteousness! 
Light and Life to all He brings, 
Risen with healing in His wings. 
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Born that man no more may die, 
Porn to raise the sons of earth, 
Born to give them second birth. 
Hark ! the herald-angels sing 
Glory to the new-born King. Amen. 



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HARK! the herald-angels sing 
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Peace on earth, and mercy mild, 
Goi> and sinners reconciled. 
Joyful, all ye nations, rise, 
Join the triumph of the skies; 
With the angelic host proclaim 
CmtiST is horn in Bethlehem. 
Hark! the herald-angels sing 
Glory to the new-born King. 
Ciirist, by highest heaven adored, 
Christ, the Everlasting Lord, 
Late in time behold Him come, 
Offspring of a Virgin's womb. 
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see ! 



Hail, the Incarnate Deity! 

Pleased as Man with man to dwell, 

Jesus, our Emmanuel. 

Hark! the herald-angels sing 
Glory to the new-born King. 

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Risen with healingin His . 
Mild He lays Hia glory by, 
Born that man no more may die, 
Born to raise the sons of earth, 
Born to Lave them Becond birth. 
Hark ! the herald-angels sing 
Glory to the new-born King. Amen. 



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' Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour which is Christ the Lord. 



TU" HILE shepherds watched their flocks by 

T V All seated on the ground, [night, 

The angel of the Lord came down, 

And glory shone around. 
41 Fear not," said he; for mighty dread 

Had seized their troubled mind; 
" Glad tidings of great joy I bring 

To you and all mankind. 
" To you in David's town this day 

Is born of David's line 
A Saviour, Who is Christ the Lord; 

And this shall be the sign ; 



" The heavenly Babe you there shall find 

To human view displayed, 
All meanly wrapped in swathing bands 

And in a manger laid." 
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Appeared a shining throng 
Of angels praising God, who thus 

Addressed their joyful song: 
" All glory be to God on high, 

And in the earth be peace ; 
Good-will henceforth from heaven to men 

Begin and never cease." Amen. 



Hymn 45. 








" The Word was made flesh. 1 ' 
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Thou Brightness of the Father's Face, 
Of Ilim and with Him ever One 
Ere times and seasons had begun ; 
Thou that art very Light of lieht, 
Unfailing Hope in' sin's dark night, 
Hear Thou the prayers Thy people pray, 
The wide world o'er, this blessed day. 
Remember, Loud of life and grace, 
How once, to save a ruined race, 
Thou didst our very flesh assume 
In Mary's undefiled womb. 
To-day, as year by year its lighl 
Sheds o'er the world a radiance bright, 
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One precious truth is echoed on, 

" 'Tis Thou hast saved us, Thou alone." 

Thou from the Father's throne didst come 

To call Hifl banished children home; 

And heaven, and earth, and sea, and shore 

His love Who sent Thee here adore. 

And gladsome too arc we to-day 

Whose guilt Thy Blood has washed away, 

Redeemed the new-made song we sing ; 

It is the birth-day of our King. 

O Lord, the Virgin-born, to Thee 

Eternal praise and glory be; 

Whom with the Father we adore 

And Holy Ghost for evermore. Amen. 



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Now lie shines, the long-expected: 
Let creation praise its Lord: 

Evermore and evermore ! 
O yeheigfchs of Heaven adore Him! 

L-hosts His praises sing] 
All dominions how hefore Him 
And extol our Gob and King: 
Let no tongue on earth be silent, 
Every voice in concert ring, 

Evermore and evermore ! 
Righteous Judge of souls departed ! 
Righteous King of them that live! 
On the FATHER'S throne exalted 

None in might with Thee may strive ; 
Who at last in vengeance coming 
Burners from Thy Face shalt drive, 
Evermore and evermore ! 
Thee let old men, Thee let young men, 

Thee let hoys in chorus sing; 
Matrons, virgins, little maidens 
With glad voices answering; 
Let their guileless songs re-echo, 
And the heart its praises bring. 
Evermore and ev< rmorc ! 
Christ! to Thee, with Gon the Fatiiiic, 

And, Holy Ghost, to C 
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And unwearied praii 
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Evermon and i r< rmore! Am* n. 
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OF the Father's Love begotten 
Ere the worlds began to be, 
He is Alpha and Omega, 

He the source, the ending He, 
Of the things that are, that have been, 
ira shall see, 
ore and evermore ! 

* At His word the worlds were framed ; 

He commanded; it was done: 
Ii -•■!) and earth and depths of ocean 

In their threefold order one ; 
All that grows beneath the shining 

Of the moon and morning sun. 
Evermore and evermore! 

* He is found in human fashion, 

Death and sorrow here to know, 
That the race of Adam's children, 
Doomed by law to endless woe, 
May not henceforth die and perish 
In that dreadful gulf below, 

Evermore and evermore! 
O that Birth for ever blessed, 
When the Virgin, full of grace, 
Lving, 
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And the Babe, the world's Redekmrb, 
evealed His sacred Face, 
Evermore and evermore! 
This is He Whom seers in old time 

( Ihanti 1 f with one ac 
Whom tl • Prophets 

Promised in their faithful word ; 



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pIlRISTIANS, awake, salute the happy morn, 

\J Whereon the Savioue of mankind was born; 

Rise to adore the mystery of love, 

Which hosts of angels chanted from above ; 

With them the joyful tidings first begun 

Of God Incarnate and the Virgin's Son. 

Then to the watchful shepherds it was told, 

Who heard the angelic herald's voice, "Behold, 

I bring good tidings of a Saviour's birth 

To you and all the nations upon earth ; 

This day hath God fulfilled His promised word, 

This day is born a Saviour, Christ the Lord." 

He spake; and straightway the celestial choir 

In hyms of joy, unknown before, conspire: 

The praises of redeeming love they sang, 

And heaven's whole orb with alleluias rang 

God's highest glory was their anthem still, 

Peace upon earth, and unto men good-will. 

To Bethlehem straight th' enlightened shepherds ram, 

To see the wonders God had wrought for man; 

Then to their flocks, still praising God, return, 

And their glad hearts with holy rapture burn; 

To all the joyful tidings they proclaim, 

The first apostles of the Saviour's Name. 

Oh ! may we keep and ponder in our mind 

God's wondrous love in saving lost mankind ; 

Trace we the Babe, Who hath retrieved our loss, 

From the poor manger to the bitter cross; 

Tread in His steps, assisted by His grace, 

Till man's first heavenly slate again takes place. 

Then may we hope, the angelic hosts among. 

To join, redeemed, a glad triumphant throng: 

lie that was horn upon ibis joyful day 
Around us :ill His glory shall display; 
Saved by His love, incessant we shall sing 
Eternal praise to heaven's Almighty King. AnieiL 



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VJ Let sighs and sorrows cease ; 
Lo 1 from the opening heaven descends 

To man the promised Peace. 

Hark! through the silent night 

Angelic voices swell ; 
Their joyful songs proclaim that " God 

Is born on earth to dwell."' 

See how the shepherd-hand 

Speed on with eager feet ; 
Come to the hallowed cave with them 

The holy Babe to greet. 

But.oh ! what sight appears 

Within that lowly door ; 
A manger, stall, and swaddling clothes, 

A Child and Mother poor. 



He is our Peace." 

Art Thou the Christ? the Sox? 

The Father's Image bright ? 
And see we Him Whose arm upholds 

Earth and the starry height ? 

Yea, faith can pierce the cloud 

Which veils Thy glory now ; 
We hail Thee God. before Whose Throne 

The angels prostrate bow. 

A silent Teacher, Lord, 

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To bear what flesh would have us shun, 

To shun what flesh would choose. 

Onr swelling pride to cure 

Wirli that pure love of Thine, 
O be Thou born within our hearts, 

Most holy Child Divine. Amen. 



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" The Lonn is our defence : the Holy One of Israel is our King." 
Evening. 

0SA\ loUR of the world forlorn, 
This day to save us Thou wast born; 
Protect us through the coming night, 
And . vet save us by Thy might 
Now, LORD, be Thou in mercy nigh, 
And spare Thy servants when they cry; 
Our sins blot out, our prayers receive, 
Thy Light throughout our darkness give. 
O let not sleep the soul oppress, 
Nor secret foe the heart possess ; 



Our flesh keep chaste, that it maybe 
A holy temple unto Thee. 
To Thee, Who makest souls anew, 
Our hearts in prayer would humbly sue, 
That pure and free from inward staiu 
We from our beds may rise again. 
All praise to Gon the Father be, 
All praise, Eternal Sosr, to Tin e, 
Whom with the BPIRIT we adore 
For ever and for evermore. Amen. 
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" Be thou faithful unto death, aud I 
(TJie loord " Stephen' 

FIRST of Martyrs, thou whose name 
Doth thy golden crown proclaim, 
Not of flowers that fade away 
"Weave we this thy crown to-day. 
Bright the stones, which bruise thee, gleam 
Sprinkled with thy life-blood's stream; 
Stars around thy sainted head 
Never could such radiance shed. 
Every wound upon thy brow 
Sparkles with unearthly glow ; 
Like an angel's is thy face 
Beaming with celestial grace. 



will give thee a crown of life." 

" means a croivn.) 

Oh ! how blessed first to be 

Slain for Him Who bled for thee ; 

First like Him in dying hour 

Witness to Almighty power; 

First to follow where He trod 

Through the deep Red Sea of blood; 

First ; but in thjr footsteps press 

Saints and martyrs numberless. 

Glory to the Father be ; 

Glory, Virgin -born, to Thee; 

Glory to the Holy Ghost, 

Praised by men and heavenly host. Amen. 



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THE life, which Goo's Incarnate Word 
Lived here below with men, 
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Witli heaven-inspired pen : 
John sonrs on high, beyond the three, 

To God the Father's throne ; 
And shews in what deeo mystery 

The Wobd with God is One. 
Upon the Saviour^ loving breast 
Invited to recline, 
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'Twas thence he drew, in moments blest, 

Rich stores of truth divine. 
There too with that angelic love 

Did he his bosom fill, 
Which, onee enkindled from above, 

Breathes in his pages still. 
Jksu, the Virgin's Holy Son, 

We praise Thee ami adore, 
Who art with God the FaTUEB One 

And SPIRIT evermore. Amen. 



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TyOUD Supreme before creation 
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"Who didst will for our salvation 

To bo born on earth and die ; 
Well Thy saints have kept their station, 

"Watching till Thine hour drew nigh. 

Now ''.is come, and faith espies Thee; 

Like an eaglet in the morn. 
One in steadfast worship eyes Thee, 

Thy beloved. Thy latest bom ; 
In Thy glory he descries Thee 

Reigning from the tree of scorn. 

He upon thy bosom lying 

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And Thy (bar--! i I sdge in dying, 

LOKD, Thou didst to him impart; 
Shew'dst him how, all grace supplying, 

Blood and water from Thee start. 



He first, hoping and believing, 

Did beside the grave adore ; 
latest he, the warfare leaving, 

Landed on th' eternal shore ; 
And his witness we receiving 

Own Thee Loud for evermore. 

Much he asked in loving wonder, 
On Thy bosom leaning, Loud ; 

In that secret place of thunder 
Answer kind, didst Thou accord, 

Wisdom for Thy Church to ponder 
Till the day of dread award. 

Lo ! heaven's doors lift up. revealing 
How Thy judgments earthward move, 

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Thee, the almighty King eternal, 

Father of th 1 eternal W< 
Thee, the Fathkr's Word supernal, 
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Own, One glorious God and Lord. Amen. 



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A HYMN for Martyrs sweetly sing ; 
For Innocents your praises bring; 
Of whom in tears was earth bereaved, 
Whom heaven with songs of joy received : 
Whose angels see the Father's Face 
World without end, and hymn His grace, 
And, while they praise their glorious King 
A hymn for Martyrs sweetly sing. 

A voice from Ham ah was there sent, 
A voice of weeping and lament. 
While Rachel mourned her children 6ore 
Whom for the tyrant's sword she bore. 
Triumphal is their glory now 
Whom earthly suffering could not bow; 
For whom by cruel torments rent, 
A voice from Raman was there sent. 
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Fear not, O little flock and blest, 
The lion that your life oppressed: 
To heavenly pastures ever new 
The heavenly Shepherd leadeth you, 
Who dwelling now on Sion's hill 
The Lamb's own footsteps follow still, 
By tyrant there no more distressed ; 
Fear not, O little flock and blest. 

And every tear is wiped away 

By your dear Fatiikr's hands for aye: 

Death hath no power to hurt you more; 

Your own is life's eternal shore. 

And all who, good seed bearing, weep, 

In everlasting joy shall reap; 

What time they shine in heavenly day, 

And every tear is wiped away. Amen. 



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\ | Who, from this world of sin, 
By cruel Herod's ruthless sword 
Those precious o.ies didst win. 

Baptized in their own blood, 
Earth's untried perils o'er, 
They passed unconsciously the flood, 
And safely gained the shore. 

Glory to Thee for all 
The ransomed infant band, 



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fault before the throne of God." 

Who since that hour have heard Thy call 
And reached the quiet land. 

Oh, that our hearts within. 

Like theirs, were pure and bright; 

Oh, that as free from deeds of sin 
We shrank not from Thy sight. 
Loed, help us every hour 
Thy cleansing grace to claim ; 

In life to glorify Thy power, 
In death to praise Thy Name. Amen. 



Hymn 55. 



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1 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the Child, His 
Name was called Jesus." 



THE ancient law departs. 
And all its terrors 
For Jesus makes with faithful hearts 
A covenant of peace. 

The light of Light divine. 
True Brightness andefiled, 

He bears for as the shame of sin, 
A Holy Spotless Child. 
His Infant Body now 
Begins our pain to feel 



Those precious drops of Blood that flow 
For death the victim seal. 

To-day the Name is Thine 
At which we bend the knee ; 
They call Thee Jesus. Child Divine! 
Our Jksus deign to be. 

All praise, Eternal Sow, 

For Thy redeeming Love, 
With Father, Bpkit, ever One, 
In glorious might above. Amen. 
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BLESSED DAY, when first was poured 
The Biood of our redeeming Lord ! 
O Blessed Day, when first began 
His sufferings borne for sinful man ! 
Scarce entered on this life of woe, 
His Infant Blood begins to flow; 
A foretaste of His death He feels, 
An earnest of His love reveals. 
From heaven descending to fulfil 
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A victim even now He lies 
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For love of us His woes begin ; 
The Sinless suffers for our sin ; 

Hymn 57. 

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The Law's great Maker for our aid 

Obedient to the Law is made. 

The wound He through the Law endures 

Our freedom from that Law secures; 

Henceforth a holier law prevails, 

The law of love which never fails. 

Lord, circumcise our hearts, we pray, 

And take what is not Thine away; 

Write Thine own Name within our hearts, 

Thy law upon our inmost parts. 

O Loan, the Virgin-born, to Thee 

Eternal praise and glory be ; 

Whom witli the Father we adore 

And HoLV Ghost for evermore. Amen. 






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'Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus." 



THE Word, with God the Father One 
Before the heavens and earth were made, 
Is now the Virgin's new-born Son, 
Upon her lowly bosom laid. 
Already o'er His sinless Head 
The streams of wrath begin to flow; 
Already on !!is infant bed 
The taste of grief lie deigns to know. 
The lowliest poverty he bears 
That we may be with wealth supplied ; 



He weeps ; O precious grief and tears! 
Through Him the world is purified. 
An humble dress, a mean abode, 
A life obscure 11 is glory hide ; 
Proud man, behold thy lowly Gon, 
And let the sight destroy thy pride. 
Jebu, Who earnest from on high 
To be the LAMB for sinners slain, 
Leave not Thy ransomed flock to die. 
Nor let Thy toil be spent in vain. Amen. 



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Hymn 58. 



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~f Y'lIAT star is this, with beams so bright, 

II More beauteous than the noon-day 
It shines to herald forth the King, [light ? 
And Gentiles to His cradle bring. 
See now fulfilled what God decreed, 
41 From Jacob shall a star proceed ;" 
And eastern sages with amaze 
Upon the wondrous vision gaze. 
The guiding star above is bright, 
Within them shines a clearer light, 
Which leads them on with power benign 
To seek the Giver of the sign. 



True love can brook no dull delay ; 
Nor toil nor dangers stop their way ; 
Home, kindred, father-land, and all 
They leave at their Creator's call. 
O Jesu ! while the star of grace 
Allures us now to seek Thy Face, 
Let not our slothful hearts refuse 
The guidance of that light to use. 
All glory, Jesu, be to Thee 1 
For this Thy glad Epiphany, 
Whom with the Father we adore 
And Holy Giiost for evermore. Amen. 



Hymn 59. 




• And thou, Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least, among the Princes oi Judft* 
for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule My people Israel." 



T7ARTH has many a noble city; 
I j Bethlehem, thou dost all excel ; 

Out of thee the Lord from heaven 

Came to rule His Israel. 
Fairer than the sun at morning 

Was the star that told His birth, 
To the world its God announcing 

Seen in fleshly form on earth. 
Eastern sages at His cradle 

Made oblations rich and rare ; 



See them give, in deep devotion. 

Gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. 
Sacred gifts of mystic mea 

Incense doth theirG-OD disclose, 
Gold the King of sings proclaimeth, 

Myrrh His sepulchre foreshows. 
Jesu, Whom the Gentiles worshipped 

Ai Thy glad Epiphany, 
Unto Thee, with G-on the Father 

And the SriiiiT, glory be. Amen. 
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' The Life was manifested, and we have seen it." 



WHY doth that impious Herod fear, 
When told that Cheist the King is near 
He takes not earthly realms away, 
Who gives the realms that ne'er decay. 
The Eastern sages saw from far 
And followed on His guiding star; 
By light their way to Light they trod, 
And by their gifts confessed their God. 
Within the Jordan's sacred flood 
The heavenly Lamb in meekness stood, 



That He, to Whom no sin was known, 

Might cleanse His people from their own. 

And oh ! what miracle divine, 

When water reddened into wine ; 

He spake the word, and forth it flowed 

In streams that nature ne'er bestowed. 

All glory, Jesu, be to Thee 

For this Thy glad Epiphany 

Whom with the Father we adore 

And Holy Ghost for evermore. Amen. 



Hymn 61. 




" The people which sat i 

THE people that in darkness sat 
A glorious Light have seen ; 
The Light has shined on them who long 

In shades of death have been. 
To hail Thee, Sun of Righteousness, 

The gathering nations come ; 
Their joy as when the reapers bear 

Their harvest treasures home. 
For Thou their burden dost remove, 

And break the tyrant's rod, 
As in the day when Midian fell 

Before the sword of God. 
For unto us a Child is born, 

To us a Son is given, 
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darkness saw great light." 

And on His Shoulder ever rests 

All power in earth and heaven. 
nis Name shall be the Prince of Peace, 

The Everlasting Loud, 
Th;; Wonderful, the Counsellor, 

The God by all adored. 
His righteous government and power, 

Shall over all extend ; 
On judgment and on justice based, 

I lis reign shall have no end. 
Lokd Jksus, reign in us, wo pray, 

And make us Thine alone, 
Who with the FATHER ever art 

And Holy Spibit One. Amen. 



Hymn 62. 



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44 And He went down with them, and came 

THE Heavenly Child in stature grows, 
And, growing, learns to die ; 
And still His early training shows 

His coming agony. 
The Son of God His glory hides 

With parents mean and poor ; 
And He Who made the heavens abides 

In dwelling-place obscure. 
Those mighty Hands that rule the sky 

No earthly toil refuse ; 



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The Maker of the stars on high 

An humble trade pursues. 
He Whom the choirs of angels praisa, 

Bearing each dread decree, 
His earthly parents now obeys, 

In deep humility. 
For this Thy lowliness revealed, 

Jesu, we Thee adore ; 
And praise to God the Father yield 

And Spirit evermore. Amen. 



Hymn 63. 





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C\ OD of mercy, God of grace, 
IT Slu-w the brightness of Thy Face ; 
Shine upon us, Saviour shine, 
Fill Thy Church with Light divine; 
And Thy saving health extend 
Unto earth's remotest end. 
Let the people praise Thee, Lord ; 
Let Thy love on all be poured ; 
Let the nations shout and sing 



and shew us the light of His countenance." 
Glory to their Saviour King ; 
At Thv Feet their tribute pay, 
And Thy holy Will obey. 
Let the people praise Thee, Loan; 
Earth shall then her fruits afford ; 
GrOd to man His blessing give 4 
AJan to God deyoted live ; 
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' When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy." 



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As with joy they hailed its light, 
Leading onward, beaming bright; 
So, most gracious Lord, may we 
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As with joyful steps they sped 
To that lowly manger-bed ; 
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Ilim Whom heaven and earth adore 
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At that manger rude and bare ; 
So may we with holy joy, 
Pure and free from sin's alloy, 
All onr costliest treasures bring, 
(Jurist ! to Thee our heavenly King. 

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Where they need no star to guide, 
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In the heavenly country bright 
Need they no created light ; 
Thou its Light, its Joy, its Crown, 
Thou its Sun which goes not down; 
There for ever may we sing 
Alleluias to our Kiug. Amen, 



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JESU ! the very thought is sweet ! 
In that dear Name all heart-joys meet: 
But oh. than honey sweeter far 
The glimpses of His Presence are. 
No word is sung more sweet than this, 
No sound is heard more full of bliss, 
No thought brings sweeter comfort nigh, 
Than Jesus, Son of God most High. 
Jesu, the hope of souls forlorn, 
How good to them for sin that mourn ! 
To them that seek Thee, oh how kind ! 
But what art Thou to them that find ? 



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" Unto you which believe He is precious." 



No tongue of mortal can express, 
No pen can write the blessedness, 
Tie only who hath proved it knows 
"What bliss from love of Jesus flows. 
O Jesu, King of wondrous might ! 
O Victor, glorious from the fight! 
Sweetness that may not be expressed, 
And altogether loveliest ! 
Abide with us, O Lord, to-day, 
Fulfil us with Thy grace, we pray; 
And with Thine own true sweetness feed 
Our souls from sin and darkness freed. 
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44 All the earth shall be filled with His Majesty/' 

HAIL to the Lords Annointed, 
Great David's greater Son ! 
Hail, in the time appointed, 
His reign on earth begun ! 
He comes to break oppression, 

To set the captive free ; 
To take away trangression, 
And rule in equity. 

He shall come down like showers 

Upon the fruitful earth, 
And joy and hope, like flowers, 

Spring in His path to birth: 
Before Him on the mountains 

Shall Peace, the herald, go ; 
From hill to vale the fountains 

Of Righteousness o'er flow. 

Kings shall bow down before Him, 

And gold and incense bring; 
All nations shall adore Him, 

His praise all people sing; 
To Him shall prayer unceasing, 

And daily vows ascend ; 
His kingdom still increasing, 

A kingdom without end. 

O'er every foe victorious, 

He on His throne shall rest; 
From age to age more glorious, 

All-blessing and all-blessed: 
The tide of time shall never 

His covenant remove ; 
His Name shall stand for ever, 

His changeless Name of love. Amea 



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ALLELUIA, song of sweetness, 
Voice of joy that cannot die ; 
Allkluia is the anthem 

Ever dear to choirs on high ; 
In the house of God abiding 
Thus they sing eternally. 

Alleluia thou resoundest, 

True Jerusalem and free ; 
Allkluia, joyful Mother, 

All thy children sing with thes; 
But by Babylon's sad waters 

Mourning exiles now are we. 

Allkluia cannot always 

Be our song while here below; 

Allkluia our transgressions 
Make ns for awhile forego ; 

For the solemn time is coming 
"When our tears for sin must flow. 

Therefore in our hymns we pray Thee, 
Grant us, Blessed Tkinity, 

At the last to keep Thine Easter 
In our Home beyond the sky; 

There to Thee for ever singing 
Alleluia joyfully. Amen, 



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Hymn 68. 



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11 How shall we sing the Lord' 

CREATOR of the world, to Thee 
An endless rest of joy belongs ; 
And heavenly choirs are ever free 
To sing on high their festal songs. 
But we are fallen creatures here, 
"Where pain and sorrow daily come ; 
And how can we in exile drear 
Sing out, as they, sweet songs of Home? 
O Father, Who dost promise still 
That they who mourn shall blessed be, 



's song in a strange land ? 
Grant us to weep for deeds of ill 
That banish us so long from Thee : 
But weeping, grant us faith to rest 
In hope upon Thy loving care ; 
Till Thou restore us, with the blest, 
Their songs of praise in heaven to share. 
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
The God Whom heaven and earth adore, 
From men and from the angel-host 
Be praise and glory evermore. Amen. 



Hymn 69. 



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OLORD, in perfect bliss above 
Thou could 1 st not need created love; 
And yet Thou didst Thy power display, 
And earth* 8 foundations firmly lay. 
Things that were not, at Thy command, 
In p srfect form before Thoo stand; 
And all to their Creator raise 
A wondrous harmony of praise. 
But even while the world came forth 
In all the beauty of its birth j 
In Thy deep thought Thou didst behold 
Another world of nobler mould. 
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For Thou didst will that CnRiST should 

A new creation by His Name ; [frame 

Its seed, the living word of grace 

He scatters wide in every place ; 

Its home, when time shall be no more 

In heaven with Thee for evermore ; 

Accepted in Thy boundless love 

To share I lis throne and joy above. 

O Father, bless, for they are Thine, 

O Son, direet in love divine, 

O Holy Ghost, with grace endue 

The old creation aud the new. Amen. 



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HOW blest were they who walked in love 
With CHBi8T,while yet He dwelt above ; 
A righteous band, sustained by grace; 
The fathers of the faithful race. 
O who can tell as should be told 
The praises of those men of old, 
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Of hope uplifted to the skies ? 
Strangers and pilgrims here below 
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To purer joys their hearts were given; 
The better land they sought was Heaven, 
The soul that truly cleaves to God 
Still longs to gain that blest abode : 
O Christ, forbid our souls to roam, 
And fix them on our own true Home. 
All praise to God the Father be ; 
All praise, Eternal Son, to Thee ; 
Whom with the Spirit we adore 
For ever and for evermore. Amen, 



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THERE is a book, who runs may read, 
Which heavenly truth imparts, 
And all the lore its scholars need, 

Pure eyes and Christian hearts. 
The works of God, above, below, 

Within uii and around, 
Are pages in that book to show 

How God Himself is found. 
The glorious sky, embracing all, 

Is like the Maker's love, 
Wherewith encompassed, great and small 

In peace and order move. 



The moon above, the church below, 

A wondrous race they run ; 
But all their radiance, all their glow 

Each borrows of its Sun. 
The Saviour lends the light and heat 

That crown His holy hill ; 
The saints, like stars, around His seat 

Perforin their courses still. 
Thou. Who hast given mo eyes to sco 

And love this sight so fair. 
Give me a heart to find out Thee, 

And read Thee everywhere. Amen. 
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GREAT Mover of all hearts, Whole Hand 
Doth all the secret springs command 
Of human thought and will, 
Thou, since the world was made, dost bless 
Thy saints with fruits of holiness, 

Their order to fulfil. 
Faith, hope, and love, here weave one chain ; 
But love alone shall then remain 
When this short day is gone : 



O Love, O Truth, O endless Light, 
When shall we see Thy Sabbath bright 

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Hymn 73. 



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ONCE more the solemn season calls 
A holy fast to keep ; 
And now within the temple walls 

Both priests and people weep. 
But vain all outward sign of grief, 

And vain the form of prayer, 
Unless the heart implore relief, 

And penitence be there. 
We smite the breast, we weep in vain, 

In vain in ashes mourn, 
Unless with penitential pain 
The smitten soul be torn. 
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In sorrow true then let us pray 

To our offended God, 
From us to turn His wrath away 

And stay the uplifted rod. 
O God, our Judge and Father, deign 

To spare the bruised reed ; 
We pray for time to turn again, 

For grace to turn indeed. 
Blest Three in One, to Thee we bow ; 

Vouchsafe us, in Thy love, 
To gather from these fasts below 

Immortal fruit above. Amen. 



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BY precepts taught of ages past, 
Now let us keep again the fast 
Which, year by year, in order meet 
Of forty days is made complete. 
The law and seers that were of old 
In divers ways this Lent foretold, 
Which Christ Himself, the Lord and Guide 
Of every season, sanctified. 
More sparing therefore let us make 
The words we speak, the food we take, 
Deny ourselves in mirth and sleep, 
In stricter watch our senses keep. 
In prayer together let us fall, 
And cry for mercy, one and all ; 
And weep before the Judge, and say, 
Oh, turn from us Thy wrath away. 



Hymn 75 



Thy grace have we offended sore 
By sins, O God, which we deplore ; 
Pour down upon us from above 
The riches of Thy pardoning love. 
Remember, Loed, though frail we be, 
That yet Thine handiwork are we : 
Nor let the honour of Thy Name 
Be by another put to shame. 
Forgive the sin that we have wrought, 
Increase the good that we have sought ; 
That v.-e at length, our wanderings o'er, 
May please Thee here and evermore, 
Blest Three in One and One in Three, 
Almighty (rod, re pray to Thee, 
That Thou wouldst now vouchsafe to bless 
Our fast with fruits of righteousness. 
Amen. 




1 O deliver us, and be merciful unto our sins, for Thy Name's sake. 1 



A MERCIFUL Creator, hear; 
\ / To us in pity bow Thine ear: 
Accept the tearfel prayer we raise 

In this our fast of forty days. 
Each heart is manifest to Thee; 
Thou knowest our infirmity: 
Repentant now we seek Thy Face ; 
Impart to us Thy pardoning grace. 
Our sins are manifold and sore, 
But spare Thou who that sin deplore ; 
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And forThine own Name's sake makewhole 

The fainting and the weary soul. 

Grant us to mortify each sense 

By means of outward abstinence, 

That so from every stain of sin 

The soul may keep her fast within. 

Bit st Thrice in One and One in Three, 

Almighty Gon, we pray to Thee, 

Thai Thou wouldst now vouchsafe to bless 

Our fast with fruits of righteousness. 

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The sins of thought, and deed, and word, 
That we have done against the Loed. 
For He the Merciful and True 
Hath spared His people hitherto ; 
Not willing that the soul should die 
Though great its past iniquity. 
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And works of mercy and of love 
Entreat for pardon from above ; 
That He may all our sins efface, 
Adorn us with the gifts of grace, 
And join us to the angel band, 
For ever in the Heavenly Laud. 
Blest There in One and One in Three, 
Almighty God, we pray to Thee, 
That Thou wouldst now vouchsafe to bless 
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With cleansed hearts to pray aright 
And find acceptance in Thy sight, 

Be this our lowly prayer.. 
'Tis Thou hast blessed this solemn fast ; 
So may its days by us be passed 

In self-control severe, 
That when onr Easter morn we hail, 
In mystic feast Ave may not fail 

To keep with conscience clear. 
O Blessed Trinity bestow 
Thy pardoning grace on us below, 

And shield us evermore; 
Until, within Thy courts above, 

We see Thy Face, and sing Thy love, 
And with Thy saints adore. Amen. 



*'In due season we shall 

OTHOU Who dost to man accord 
His highest prize, hisbest reward; 

Thou Hope of all our race ; 
Jesu, to Thee we now draw near, 
Onr earnest supplications hear, 

Who humbly seek Thy Face. 
With self-accusing voice within, 
Our conscience tells of many a Kin 

In thought and word and deed : 
O cleanse that conscience from all stain, 
The penitent restore again, 

From every burden freed. 
If Thou reject us, who shall give 
Our fainting spirits strength to livo? 

'Tis Thine alone to Bpare : 

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JJ Thou wast fasting in the wild ; 
Forty days and forty nights 
Tempted, and yet undefiled. 

Sanbeams scorching all the day; 
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Prowling beasts about Thy way; 
Stones Thy pillow; earth Thy bed 

Shall not we Thy sorrows share, 
And from earthly joys abstain, 
Fasting with unceasing prayer, 
Glad with Thee to suffer pain ? 



into the wilderness, being forty days tempted of 

those days He did eat nothing." 

And if Satan, vexing sore, 
Flesh or spirit should assail, 
Thou, his Vanquisher before. 
Grant we may not faint or fail. 

So shall we have peace divine ; 
Holier gladness ours shall be; 
Round us, too, shall angels shine, 
Such as ministered to Thee. 

Keep, O keep us, Saviour dear, 
Ever constant by Thy side ; 
That with Thee we may appear 
At th.' eternal Eastertide. Amen. 



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LORD, when we bend before Thy throne, 
And our confessions pour, 
Teach us to feel the sins we own, 

And hate what we deplore. 
Our broken spirit pitying see; 

True penitence impart ; 
Then let a kindling glance from Thee 

Beam hope upon the heart. 
When we disclose our wants in prayer, 

May we our wills resign ; 



And not a thought our bosoms share, 
Which is not wholly Thine. 

May faith each weak petition fill, 
And waft it to the 

And teach our hearts 'tis goodness still 
That grants it or denies. 

All glory to the FATHER be, 
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All glory, "Holy Ghost, to Thee, 
While endless ages run. Amen. 
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living be justified." 



OLORD, turn not Thy Face from me, 
Who lie in woeful state, 
Lamenting all my sinful life 

Before Thy mercyrgate ; 
A gate that opens wide to those 

That do lament their sin ; 
Shut not that gate against me, Lord, 

But let me enter in. 
And call me not to strict account 

How I have sojourned here; 



For then my guilty conscience knows 

How vile I shall appear. 
Mercy, Good Lord, mercy I ask ; 

This is my humble prayer ; 
For mercy, Lord, is all me suit. 

O let Thy mercy spare. 
To Father, Son, and Holt Ghost, 

The God Whom we adore, 
Be glory, as it was, is now, 

And shall be evermore. Amen. 



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tude of Thy mercies do away mine offences." 



HAVE mercy, Lord, on me, 
As Thou wert ever kind ; 
Let me, opprest with loads of guilt, 
Thy wonted mercy find. 
Wash off my foul offence, 
And cleanse me from my sin ; 
For I confess my crime, and see 
How great my guilt has been. 
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The joy Thy favour gives 

Let me again obtain, 
And Thy free Sim kit's firm support 

My fainting soul sustain. 

To God the Father. Son, 

And Spirit, glory be; 
As 'twas, and is, and shall be so 

To all eternity. Amen. 



Hymn 82. 



lent. 




LORD, in this Thy mercy's day 
Ere it pass for aye away. 
On our knees we fall and pray. 
Holy Jesu, grant us tears, 
Fill us with heart-searching fears 
Ere that awful doom appears. 
Lobi), on us Thy Spirit pour, 
Kneeling lowly at the door 
Ere it close for evermore. 



My soul fleeth unto the Lord.* 

By Thy night of agony, 

By Thy supplicating cry. 

By Thy willingness to die, 

By Thy tears of bitter woe 

For Jerusalem below, 

Let us not Thy love forego. 

Grant us 'neath Thy wings a place, 

Lest we lose this day of grace 

Ere we shall behold Thy face. Amen. 



Hymn 83 




Evening. " I am the Light 

A CHRIST, Who art the Light and Day, | 

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The very Light of Light Thou art, [away ; 

Who dost that blessed Light impart. 

All-Holy Lord, to Thee we bend, 

Thy servants through this night defend, 

And grant us calm repose in Thee, 

A quiet night from perils free. 

Let not dull sleep the soul oppress, 

Nor secret foe the heart possess ; 

Nor Satan's wiles the flesh allure, 

And make us in Thy sight impure. 

Light slumber let our eyelids take, 

The heart to Thee be still awake; 

And Thy Right Hand protection be 

To those who love and trust in Thee. 



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O Lord, our strong defence, be nigh; 
Bid all the powers of darkness fly ; 
Preserve and watch o'er us for good, 
Whom Thou hast purchased with Thy 

Blood. 
Remember us, dear Lord, we pray, 
Whilst burthened in the flesh we stay; 
Thou only canst the soul defend, 
Be with us, Saviour, to the end. 
Blest THREE in One, and One in Three, 
Almighty Gon, we pray to Tin e, 
ThatThoa woaldstnow vouchsafe to bless 
Our fast with fruits of righteousneea 

Amen. 
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aho be used during this season. 
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THE Royal Banners forward go, 
The Cross shines forth in mystic glow ; 
"Where He in flesh, our flesh Who made, 
Our sentence bore, our ransom paid. 
There whilst He hung, His sacred Side 
By soldier's spear was opened wide, 
To cleanse us in the precious flood 
Of Water mingled with His Blood. 
Fulfilled is now what David told 
In true prophetic song of old, 
How God the heathen's King should be 
For God is reigning from the tree. 



O tree of glory, tree most fair, 
Ordained those Holy Limbs to bear, 
How bright in purple robe it stood, 
The purple of a Saviour's Blood ! 
Upon its arms, like balance true, 
He weighed the price for sinners due, 
The price which none but He could pay, 
And spoiled the spoiler of his prey. 
To Thee, Eternal Three in One, 
Let homage meet by all be done ; 
As by the Cross Thou dost restore, 
So rule and guide us evermore. Amen. 



Hymn 85. 

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WE Bing the praise of Bini Who died, 
Of Him Who died upon the Cross: 
The sinner's hope let men deride, 

For this we count the world but loss. 
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Inscribed upon the Cross we se2 
In shining letters, " God is Love," 
He bears our sins upon the tree, 
He brings us mercy from above. 



The Cross ! it takes our guilt away, 
It holds the fainting spirit up ; 
It cheers with hope the^loomy day, 
And sweetens every bitter cup. 
It makes the coward spirit brave, 
And nerves the feeble arm for fight ; 
It takes its terror from the grave, 
And gilds the bed of death with light. 



The balm of life, the cure of woe, 
The measure and the pledge of love, 
The sinner's refuge here below, 
The angels" theme in heaven above. 
To Cueist, "Who won for sinners grace 
By bitter grief and anguish sore, 
Be praise from all the ransomed race 
For ever and for evermore. Amen. 



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ALL trlorv. laud, and honour 
To Thee, Redeemer, King ! 
To Whom the lips of children 
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Thou art the King of Israel, 

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The ppoplc of the Hebrews 

With palms before Thee went, 
Our praise and prayer and anthems 
Before Thee we present. 

All glory, etc. 
To Thee before Thy Passion 

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To Thee now high exalted 
Our melody Ave raise. 

All glory. &c. 

Thou didst accept their praises; 
Accept the prayers we bring, 
"Who in all jzood delightest, 
Thou good and gracious King. 

Ail glory, &c. Amen. 
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the Son of David." 



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Look down with sad and wondering eyes 
To see the approaching Sacrifice. 
Ride on ! ride on in majesty ! 
The last and fiercest strife is nigh : 
The Father on His sapphire Throne 
Awaits His own anointed Sox. 
Hide on ! ride on in majesty ! 
In lowly pomp, ride on to die ; 
Bow Thy meek Head to mortal pain, 
Then take, O God, Thy power, and reign. 
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EIDE on ! rHe on in majesty! 
Hark ! all the tribes Hosanna cry ; 
O Saviour meek, pursue Thy road 
With palms and scattered garments strowed, 
Ride on ! ride on in majesty ! 
In lowly pomp, ride on to die : 
O Christ, Thy triumphs now begin 
O'er captive death and conquered sin. 
Ride on ! ride on in majesty ! 
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' We love nim because He first loved us." 



MY GOD, I love Thee ; not because 
I hope for heaven thereby, 
Nor yet because who love Thee not 

Must burn eternally. 
Thou, Omy Jrcsus, Thou didst me 

Upon the Cross embrace ; 
For me didst boar the nails, and spear, 

Ami manifold di sgrace. 
And griefs and torments numberless, 

And sweat of agony ; 
Yea, death itself; and all for me 

Who was Thine enemy. 



Then Why, O blessed Jkstj Christ, 

Should I not love. Thee well ? 
Not for the hope of winning heaven, 

Nor of escaping hell ; 
Not with the hope of gaining aught. 

Not seeking a reward ; 
But as Thyself hast loved me, 

O ever-loving Lord. 
So would I love Thee, dearest Lord, 

And in Thy praise will sing; 
Solely because Thou art my God, 

And my Eternal King. Amen. 



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S ION'S Daughter, weep no more, 
. Though thy troubled heart be sore ; 
He of Whom the Psalmist sung, 
II" Who woke the Prophet's tongue, 
Christ, the Mediator blest, 
Brings thee everlasting rest. 
In a garden man became 
Heir of sin, and death, and shame; 
?R8US in a garden wins 
Life, and pardon for our sins ; 
Through His hour of agony 
Praying in Gethsemane. 

Hymn 90. 



prayed more earnestly." 
There for us He intercedes ; 
There with Goo the Father pleads ; 
Willing there for us to drain 
To the dregs the cup of pain, 
That in everlasting Day, 
He may wipe our tears away. 
Therefore to His Name be given 
Glory both in earth and heaven; 
To the Father, and the Son, 
And the Spirit, Three in One, 
Honour, praise, and glory be, 
Now and through eternity. Amen. 




Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to Gon by Thy Blood 



HE, "Who once in righteous vengeance 
Whelmed the world beneath the flood, 
One.* again in mercy cleansed if 

With His own nmst precious Blood; 
Coming from His Throne on high 
On the painful Cross to die. 
the wisdom of fh' Eternal ! 

O the depth of love divine! 
O the sweetness of that mercy 

Which in Jbsub CHRIST did shine! 
We were sinners doomed to die ; 
Jksus paid the penalty. 



When before the Judge we tremble, 

Conscious of His broken laws, 
May the Blood of His atonement 

Cry aloud, and plead our cause, 
Bid our guilty terrors cease, 
Be our pardon and our peace. 
Prince and Author of Salvation, 

Lord of Majesty supreme, 
Jfsu, praise to Thee be given 

By the world Thou didst redeem. 
Glory to the Father be, 

And the Spirit One with Thee. 
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Hymn 91. J^mtlS Oil t&e PaS0tOn. 




" Looking 

O'ER WHELMED in depths of woe, 
Upon the tree of scorn 
Hangs the Redeemer of mankind, 

With racking anguish torn. 

See how the nails those Hands 

And Feet so tender rend ; 
See down. His Face, and Neck, and Breast 

His sacred Blood descend. 

Oh, hear that awful cry 

Which pierced His Mother's heart, 
As into God the Father's Hands 

He hade His soul depart. 

Earth hears, and trembling quakes 

Around that tree of pain ; 
The rocks are rent ; the graves are hurst ; 

The veil is rent in twain. 



unto Jesus." 

The sun withdraws his light ; 

The mid-day heavens grow pale 
The moon, the stars, the universe 

Their Maker's death bewaiL 

Shal! man alone he mute? 

Have me no griefs, or fears ? 
Come, old and young, come, all mankind, 

And bathe those Feet in tears. 

Come, fall before His Cross, 

Who shed for us His Blood ; 
Who died, the Victim of pure lore, 

To make us sons of God. 

Jestj, all praise to Thee, 
Our joy and endless rest ; 
Be Thou our guide while pilgrims here, 
Our crown amid the blest. Amen. 



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Poured for me. the life-blood 

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Grace and life eternal 

In that Blood I find, 
Blest be His compassion 

Infinitely kind ! 
Blest through endless ages 

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The precious Blood of Christ. 
Which from endless torments 

Did the world redeem ! 
Abel's blood for vengeance 

Pleaded to the skies; 
But the Blood of Jesus 

For our pardon cries. 
Oft as it is sprinkled 

On our guilty hearts, 
Satan in confusion 

Terror-struck departs ; 



Oft as earth exulting 
Wafts its praise on high, 

Angel-hosts rejoicing 
Make their glad reply. 

Lift ye then your voices ; 

Swell the mighty flood; 
Louder still and louder 

Praise the precious Blood, 
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SINNER, lift the rye of faith, 
To true repentance turning; 
Bethink thee of the curse of sin, 

Its awful guilt discerning ; 
Upon the Crucified One look 
And thou shalt read, as in a hook, 
What well is worth thy learning. 

Look on His Head, that hlecding Head, 
With crown of thorns surrounded 

Look on His sacred Hands and Feet, 
Which piercing nails have wounded ; 

See every Limb with scourges rent : 

On Him, the Just, the Innocent, 
What malice hath abounded! 

'Tis not alone those Limbs are racked, 
But friends too are forsaking; 

And more than all, for thankless man 
That tender Heart is aching; 

Oh, fearful was the pain and scorn 

By Jesus, Son of Mary, borne, 
Their peace for sinners making. 



None ever knew such pain before, 

Such infinite affliction ; 
None ever felt a grief like His 

In that dread crucifixion : 
For us He bare those bitter throes, 
For us those agonizing woes 

In oft-renewed infliction. 

O sinner, mark, and ponder well 

Sin"s awful condemnation ; 
Think what a sacrifice it cost 

To purchase Thy salvation; 
Had Jesus never bled and died. 
Then what could thee and all betido 

But uttermost damnation? 

Lord, give us grace to flee from sin, 
And Satan's wiles ensnaring, 

And from those everlasting flames 
For evil ones preparing. 

Jesu, we thank Thee, and entreat 

To rest for ever at Thy feet. 
Thy heavenly glory sharing. Amen, 
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"VTOW, my soul, thy voice upraising'. 
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How the Crucified, enduring 

Grief, and wounds, and dying pain, 
Freely of His live was ottered, 

Sinless was for sinners slain. 
Scourged with unrelenting fury 

For (he sins which we deplore, 
By His livid Stripes He heals us, 

Raising us to fall no more ; 
All <>tir bruises gently soothing, 

Binding tip the bleeding 6ore. 
See! His Hands and Feet are fastened; 

So He makes His people free: 
5ot a wound whence Blood is flowing 

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transgressions." 

But a Fount of grace shall he ; 
Yea the very nails which nail Him 

Nail us also to the Tree. 
Through His Heart the spear is piercing, 

Though His foea h:ive seen Ilim die ; 
Blood and Water thence are streaming 

In a tide of mystery, 
Water from our guilt to cleanse us, 

Blood to win us crowns on high. 
Jesu, may those precious Fountains 

Drink to thirsting souls afford : 
Lei them be our Cup and Healing, 

And at length our full Reward; 
So a ransomed world shall ever 

Praise Thee its redeeming Lord. Amen, 



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SWEET the moments, rich in blessing, 
Which before the Cross I spend, 
Life, and health, and peace possessing 

From the sinner's dying Friend. 
Here I rest for ever viewing 

Mercy poured in streams of Blood ; 
Precious drops, my soul bedewing, 
Plead and claim my peace with God. 



Truly blessed is the station, 

Low before His Cros:s to lie, 
Whilst I see divine compassion 

Beaming in His languid Eye. 
Lord, in ceaseless contemplation 

Fix my thankful heart on Thee, 
Till I taste Thy full salvation 

And Thine unveiled glory see. Amen. 



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IN the Lord's atoning griof 
Be our rest and sweet relief; 
Store we deep In heart 1 ! recess 
All the shame and bitterness. 

Thorn, and cross, and nails, and lance, 
Wounds, our treasure that enhance, 
Vinegar, and gall, and reed, 
And the pang His soul that freed, 

May these all our spirits sate, 
And with love inebriate ; 



In our souls plant virtue's root, 
And mature its glorious fruit. 

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Thee with all our hearts implore, 
Us with saintly bands unite 
In the realms of heavenly light 

Christ, by coward hands betrayed, 
Christ, for us a captive made, 
Christ, upon the bitter tree 
Slain for man, be praise to Thee. Amen. 

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SACRED Head, surrounded 
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O Weeding Head, so wounded, 

Reviled, and put to scorn ! 
Death's pallid hue comes o'er Thee, 

The glow of life decays, 
Yet angel-hosts adore Thee, 
And tremble as they ga%e. 



I see Thy strength and vigour 

All fading in the strife, 
And death with cruel rigour 

Bereaving Thee of life ; 
O agony and dying ! 

O love to sinners free ! 
Jhsu, all grace supplying, 

O turn Thy Face on me. 



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Good Shepherd, think of me, 
With Thy most sweet compassion, 

Unworthy though I be : 
Beneath Thy Cross abiding, 

For ever would I rest ; 
In Thy dear love confiding, 

And with Thy presence blest. Amen. 



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AT the Cross her station keeping 
Stood the mournful Mother weeping, 
Where Ho hung, the dying Lord ; 
For her soul of joy bereaved, 
Bowed with anguish, deeply grieved, 
Felt the sharp and piercing sword. 

Oh, how sad and sore distressed, 
Now was she, that Mother blessed 

Of the sole-begotten One ; 
Deep the woe of her affliction 
When she saw the Crucifixion 

Of her ever-glorious Son. 

Who, on Christ's dear Mother gazing 
Pierced by anguish so amazing, 
Born of woman, would not weep ? 



Who, on Christ's dear Mother thinking 
Such a cup of sorrow drinking, 
Would not share her sorrows deep 

For His people's sins chastised 

She beheld her Son despised, [twined. 

Scourged, and crowned with thorns en- 
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And in death bv all forsaken, 

Till His Spirit He resigned. 

Je8U, may such deep devotion 
Stir in me the same emotion, 

Fount of love, Redeemer kind. 
That my heart fresh ardour gaining 
And a purer love attaining, 

May with Thee acceptance find. Amen. 
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Hymn 99. $pttin0 Ott tf)0 PaSSiQtt. 




" Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass hy ? 
like unto My 

SEE the destined day arise ! 
See, a willing Sacrifice, 
Jesus, to redeem our loss, 
Hangs upon the shameful Cross ! 
Jesu, who hut Thou had borne, 
Lifted on that tree of scorn, 
Every pang and hitter throe, 
Finishing Thy life of woe ? 
Who but Thou had dared to drain 
Steeped in gall the cup of pain, 



Behold and see if there be any sorrow 
sorrow." 

And with tender body bear 
Thorns, and nails, and piercing spear? 
Thence the cleansing Water flowed, 
Mingled from Thy Side with Blood; 
Sign to all attesting eyes 
Of the finished Sacrifice. 
Holy Jesu, grant us grace 
In that Sacrifice to place 
All our trust for life renewed, 
Pardoned sin, and promised good. Amen. 



Hymn 100. 







" They crucified Him." 



0COME and mourn with me awhile ; 
O comt! ye to the Saviour's side ; 
O come, together let us mourn ; 
Jesus, our Lord, is crucified. 
Have we no tears to shed for Him, 
While soldiers scoff and Jews deride? 
Ah 1 look how patiently He hangs ; 
Jksus, our Lord, is crucified. 
How fast His Hands and Feel arc nailed ; 
His Throat with parching thirst is dried; 
His failing Eyes are dimmed with Blood ; 
J ecus, our Lord, is crucified. 
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Seven times He spake, seven words of W'e; 
And all three hours His silence cried 
For mercy on the souls of men ; 
Jesus, our Lord, is crucified. 
Come, let* us stand beneath the Cross; 
So may the Blood from out His Side 
Fall gently on us drop hy drop; 
Jesus, our Lord, is crucified. 
A broken heart, a fount of tears 
Ask, and they will not be denied ; 
Lord Jesus, may wo love and weep, 
Since Thou for us art crucified, Amen, 



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11 "What things were gain to me, 
TXTHEN I survey the wondrous Cross 
>> On which the Prince of Glory died, 
My richest gain I count but loss, 
And pour contempt on all my pride. 

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast 
Save in the Cross of Christ my Gon; 
All the vain things that charm me most, 
I sacrifice them to His Blood. 

See from His Head, His Hands, His Feet, 
borrow and love flow mingling down ; 



those I counted loss for Christ. M 

Did e'er such love and sorrow meet, 
Or thorns ctmpose so rich a crown ? 

Were the whole realm of uature mine, 
That were an offering far too small ; 
Love so amazing, so divine, 
Demands my life, my soul, my all. 

To Cnr.isT, Who won for sinners grace 
By bitter grief and anguish sore, 
Be praise from all the ransomed race 
For ever and for evermore. Amen. 



Hymn 102. 




' Christ also suffered for us, leaving an example that ye should follow His steps." 



ANGELS, lament ; behold your God 
Man's sinful likeness wears; 
Behold, upon the accurst'-d tree 
Man's sins the SaVIODB hears. 

O CHRIST, with wondering minds we see 
Wli.it mighty love waa Thine ; 

Did God consent to suffer thus, 
And, oh, shall man repine. 

No, Saviour, no I the power of death 
Thy Cross hath overoome, 



To save us, not from earthly woe 
But from th' eternal doom. 

The flesh may shrink, bat we submit, 

WhateVr our Cross may be, 
So Thou hy grace enable us 

To bear it at'n r Thee, 

Thy stripes have healed us, and Thy Blood 

Our guilty stains effaced ; 
Then may Thy Name by sin of ours 

Bo nevor more disgraced. Amen. 

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GO to dark Gethsemane, 
Ye that feel the Tempter's power, 
Your Redeemers conflict see 
"Watch with Him one bitter hour ; 
Turn not from His griefs away, 
Learn of Jesus Christ to pray. 
Follow to the judgment-hall, 
View the Lord of life arraigned, 
Oh, the wormwood and the gall ! 



my misery, the wormwood and the gall." 
Oh, the pangs His soul sustained ! 
Shun not suffering, shame, or loss ; 
Learn of Him to bear the cross. 
Calvary's mournful mountain climb ; - 
There, adoring at His Feet, 
Mark that miracle of time, 
God's own sacrifice complete; 
41 It is finished ;" hear Him cry, 
Learn of Jesus Christ to die." Amen. 



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Oil ! by all Thy pains and woe 
red once for man below, 
g from Thy Throne on high, 
Hear our solemn litany. 
By Thy birth and early years; 
By Thy life of want and tears ; 
By Thy fasting and distress 
In the lonely wilderness; 
By the dread mysterious hour 
Of the subtle tempter's power: 
Jf.su, look with pitying eye ; 
Hear our solemn litany. 
By the sacred grief that wept 
OVr the grave where Lazarus slept; 
By the gracious tears that flowed 
Over S.tlem's loved abode ; 






Master, have mercy upon us, 




By the mournful word that told 

Treachery lurked within Thy fold 

Jesu, look with pitying eye; 

Hear our solemn litany. 

By Thine hour of whelming fear ; 

By Thine agony and prayer ; 

By the purple robe of scorn ; 

By Thy wounds, Thy crown of thorn ; 

By Thy cross, Thy pangs, and cries ; 

By Thy perfect sacrifice ; 

Jesu, look with pitying eye ; 

Hear our solemn litany. 

By Thy deep expiring groan ; 

By the sealed sepulchral stone ; 

By Thy triumph o'er the grave; 

By Thy power from death to save; 

Mighty God, ascended Loud, 

To Thy Throne in heaven restored. 

Prince and Swioun, hear our cry; 

Hear our solemn litany. Amen. 



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RESTING from His work to-day 
In the tomb the Sayioub lay ; 

Still He slept, from Head to Feet 
Shrouded in the winding sheet, 
Lying in the rock alone, 
Hidden by the sealed stone. 
Late at even there was seen 
Watching long the Magdalene ; 
Early, ere the break of day, 
Sorrowful she took her way 
To the holy garden glade, 
Where her buried Lokd was laid. 



So with Thee, till life shall end, 

I would solemn vigil spend ; 

Let mc hew Thee, Lonn, a shrine 

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None but Thou may ever dwell. 

Myrrh and spices will I bring, 

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Close the door from sight and sound 

Of the busy worl 1 around; 

And in patient watch remain 

Till my LofiJD appear again. Amen. 



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YE choirs of new Jerusalem, 
Your sweetest notes employ, 
The Paschal victory to hymn 

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For Judah's Lion burst His chains, 

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Devouring depths of hell their prey 

At His command restore ; 
His ransomed hosts pursue their way 

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O grave, where is thy victory ?" 

Triumphant in His glory now 

To Him all power is given ; 
To Him in one communion bow 

All saints in earth and heaven. 
While we, His soldiers, praise our King, 

His mercy we implore, 
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All glory to the Father be ; 

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Alleluia! 
Our triumphant holy day, | Unto Cubist, our heavenly King, 

Alleluia! Alleluia 1 

Who did once, upon the Cross, Who endured the Cross and Grave, 

Alleluia ! Alleluia 1 

Suffer to redeem our loss. Sinners to redeem and save. 

Alleluia ! 1 Alleluia ! 

But the pain which ne endured 

Alleluia ! 
Our salvation hath procured ; 

Alleluia ! 
Now ahove the sky He's King, 

Alleluia ! 
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Alleluia ! Alleluia ! Alleluia ! 

OSONS and daughters, let us sing ! 
The King of heaven, the glorious King, 
O'er death to-day rose triumphing. 



Alleluia ! 

That Sunday morn, at break of day, 
The faithful women went their way 
To seek the tomb where Jesus lay. 

Alleluia ! 

An Angel clad in white they see, 
Who sat and spake unto the three, 
" Your Lord doth go to Galileo." 

Alleluia ! 
That night the Apostles met in fear; 
Amidst them came their Loud most dear, 
And said, " My peace be on all here. 1 ' 

Alleluia! 



When Didymus the tidings heard, 
He doubted if it were the Lord, 
Until He came and spake this word : 
Alleluia ! 

" My pierced Side, O Thomas, see; 
My Hands, My Feet, I show to thee ; 
Nor faithless, but believing be." 

Alleluia ! 

No longer Thomas then denied ; 
He saw the Feet, the Hands, the Side ; 
" Thou art my Lord and God," he cried. 
Alleluia ! 

How blest are they who have not seen, 
And yet whose faith hath constant been ; 
For they eternal life shall win. 

Alleluia I 



On this most holy day of days, 

To God your hearts and voices raise 

In laud, and jubilee, and praise. 

Alleluia ! Amen, 



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LIGHT'S glittering morn bedecks the sky, 
Heaven thunders forth its victor-cry, 
The glad earth shouts her triumph high, 
And groaning hell makes wild reply ; 
"While He, the King, the mighty King, 
Despoiling death of all its sting, 
And trampling down the powers of night, 
ISrings forth His ransomed saints to light 
His tomb of late the threefold guard 
Of watch and stone and seal had barred ; 
But now, in pomp and triumph high, 
He comes from death to victory. 
The pains of hell are loosed at last; 
The days of mourning now are past ; 
An Angel robed in light hath said, 
14 The Lord is risen from the dead." 

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Tite Apostles' hearts were full of pain 
For their dear Lord so lately slaiu, 
By rebel servants doomed to die 
A death of cruel agony. 
With gentle voice the Angel gave 
The women tidings at the grave ; 
" Fear not, your Master shall ye see, 
He goes before to Galilee.' 11 
Then hastening on their eager way 
The joyful tidings to convey, 
Their Lord they met, their* living Lord, 
And falling at His Feet adored. 

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put on glorious apparel." 

Th' Eleven, when they hear, with speed 

To Galilee forthwith proceed, 

That there once more they may behold, 

The Lord's dear Face, as He foretold. 

Part III. 

TnAT Easter-tide with joy was bright, 
The sun shone out with fairer light, 
When, to their longing eyes restored, 
The Apostles saw their risen Lord. 
He bade them see His Hands, His Side, 
Where yet the glorious Wounds abide ; 
O tokens true, which made it plain 
Their Lord indeed was risen again. 
Jesu, the King of Gentleness, 
Do Thou Thyself our hearts possess, 
That we may give Thee all our days 
The tribute of our grateful praise. 

The following may be sunj at the end 
of each Part. 

O Lord of all, with us abide 
In this our joyful Easter-tide; 
From every weapon death can wield 
Thine own redeemed for ever shield. 
All praise be Thine, O risen Lord, 
Pr im death to endless life restored : 
All praise to God the Father be, 
And Holy Ghost, eternally. Amen- 




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Christ, the Victim undefiled, 



C HEIST the Lord is risen to-day; 
Christians, haste your vows to pay ; 

Offer ye your praises meet 

At the Paschal Victim's feet. 

For the sheep the Lamb hath bled, 

Sinless in the sinner's stead ; 

" Christ is risen, 11 to-day we cry ; 

Now He lives no more to die. 

Christ, Who once for sinners bled, 
Now the first-born from the dead, 
Throned in endless might and power, 
Lives and reigns for evermore. 
Hail, Eternal Hope on High ! 
Hail, Thou King of victory ! 
Hail, Thou Prince of life adored ! 
Help and save us, gracious Lord. 



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Man to God hath reconciled ; 
Whilst in strange and awful strife 
Met together Death and Life. 
Christians, on this happy day 
Haste with joy your vows to pay, 
" Christ is risen, 11 to-day we cry ; 
Now He lives no more to die. 



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THE Lamb's high banquet called to share, 
Arrayed in garments white and fair, 
Our Red* Sea past, we fain would sing 
To Jesus our triumphant King. 
Upon the altar cf the Cross 
His Body hath redeemed our loss; 
And. tasting of His crimson Blood, 
Our life is hid with Him in God. 
Protected in the Paschal night, 
From the destroying angel's might, 
In triumph went the ransomed free 
From Pharoah's cruel tyranny. 
Now Christ our Passover is slain, 
The Lamb of God without a stain ; 



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His Flesh, the true unleavened Bread, 
Is freely offered in our stead. 
O all-sufficient Sacrifice! 
Beneath Thee hell defeated lies : 
Thy captive people are .set free. 
And crowns of life restored by Thee. 
"We hymn Thee rising from the grave, 
From death returning, strong to save ; 
Thine own Right Hand the tyrant chains, 
And Paradise for man regains. 
All praise be thine, O risen Lord, 
From death to endless life restored ; 
All praise to God the Father be, 
And Holy Guo6t eternally. Amen. 




Alleluia ! for the I. 
pHRIST the Lord is risen again ; 
V ) Christ hath broken every chain ; 
Hark, angelic voices cry. 
Singing evermore on high. 

Alleluia ! 
He, Who gave for us His life, 
Who for us endured the strife, 
Is oar Paschal Lamb to-day; 
We too sing for joy, and Bay, 

' Alleluia ! 
He, Who bore all pain and lo B 
Comfortless upon the Cross, 
Lives in glory now on high, 
Pleads for us and hears our cry ; 

Alleluia! 



ord God Omnipotent reigneth." 

He, Who slumbered in the grave, 
Is exalted now to save; 
Now through Christendom it rings 
That the LamIj is Kin-- of kings. 

Alleluia ! 
Xow He bids us tell abroad 
How the lost may be restored, 
How the penitent forgiven, 
How we too mav enter heaven. 

Alleluia! 
Thou, our Paschal Lam;: i. 
Christ, Thy ransomed people feed: 
Take our sins and u'uilt %>\ 
Let us sing by night and d.<y 

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Praise to our victorious King, 
Who hath washed us i.i the tide 
Flowing from His pierced Side ; 
Praise we Him, Whose love divine 
Gives His Sacred Blood for wine 
Gives His Body for the feast, 
Christ the Victim, Christ the Priest. 

Where the Paschal blood is poured, 
Death* s dark angel sheathes his sword ; 
Israel's hosts triumphant go 
Through the wave that drowns the foe. 
Praise we Christ, whose Blood was shed, 
Paschal Victim, Paschal Bread ; 
With sincerity and love 
Eat we Manna from above. 



Mighty A 7 ictim from the sky, 
Hell's fierce powers beneath Thee lie; 
Thou hast conquered in the fight, 
Thou hast brought us life and light ; 
Now no more can death appal, 
Now no more the grave enthral; 
Thou hast opened paradise, 
And in Thee Thy saints shall rise. 

Easter triumph, Easter joy, 
Sin alone can this destroy ; 
From sin's power do Thou set free 
Souls new-born, O Lord, in Thee. 
Hymns of glory and of praise, 
Risen Lord, to Thee we raise ; 
Holy Father, praise to Thee 
With the Spirit ever be. Amen. 



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The triumph of the Lord is won ; 
O let the song of praise be sung. 

Alleluia ! 
The powers of death have done their worst, 
And JE6U6 hath His foes dispersed. 
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O let us swell the joyful strain. 

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He closed the yawning gates of hell : 
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From death's dread sting Thy servants free, 
That we may live and sing to Thee. 

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CHRIST, the heavens' Eternal King 
Creator, unto Thee we sing; 
With God the Father ever Oue, 
Co-equal, co-eternal Son ; 
Thy Hand, when first the world began, 
Made in Thine own pure Image man ; 
And linked to fleshly form of earth 
A living soul of heavenly birth. 
And when the envious, crafty foe 
Had marred Thy noblest work below, 
Thou didst our ruined state repair 
By deigning flesh Thyself to wear. 
Once of a Virgin born to save, 
And now new-born from death's dark grave, 
O Christ, Thou bidst us rise with Thee 
From death to immortality. 



Eternal Shepherd, Thou art wont 
To cleanse Thy sheep within the font ; 
That mystic bath, that grave of sin, 
Where ransomed souls new life begin. 
Divine Redeemer, Thou didst deign 
To bear for us the Cross of pain ; 
And freely pay the precious office 
Of all Thy Blood in sacrifice; 
Jesu, do Thou to every heart 
Unceasing Paschal joy impart, 
From death of sin and guilty strife 
Bet firee the new -born sons of life. 
All praise be Thine, O risen Lord, 
From denth to endless life restored 
All praise t<> GrOD the Faiiiku he 
And Holy Ghost eternally. Amen. 



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" He lives, Who once was slain : 
Why seek the living 'midst the dead? 
Remember how the Saviour said 

That he would rise again." 
O joyful sound! O glorious hour, 
When by His own Almighty power 

He rose, and left the grave I 
Now let our songs His triumph tell, 
Who burst the bands of death and hell, 

And ever lives to save. 



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The First-begotten of the dead, 
For us He rose, our glorious Head, 

Immortai life to bring; 
What though the saints like Him shall die, 
They share their Leader's victory, 

And triumph with their King. 
No more they tremble at the grave, 
For Jesus will their spirits save, 

And raise their slumbering dust: 
O risen Lord, in Thee we live, 
To Thee our ransomed souls we give, 

To Thee our bodies trust. Amen. 



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Can thy terrors, Death, nppal us; 
Jesus lives ! by this we know 

Thou, O Grave, canst not enthral us. 
Alleluia! 
Jesus lives! henceforth Is death 
But the gate of Life Immortal; 
This shall calm our trembling breath, 
When we pass its gloomy portal. 
Alleluia ! 
Jesus lives I for us He died ; 
Then, alone to Jesus living, 



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Pure in heart may we abide, 
Glory to our Saviour giving. 

Alleluia! 
Jesus lives ! our hearts know well 

Nought from us Ilis love shall sever 5 
Life, nor deatli, nor powers of hell 
Tear us from His keeping ever. 
Alleluia ! 
Jesus lives! to Him the Throne 

Over all the world is given : 
May we go where He is gone, 
Rest and reigu with Him in Heaven. 
Alleluia ! Amen. 



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JESU, the world's redeeming Lord, 
The Father's co-eternal Word, 
Of Light invisible true Light, 
Thine Israel's keeper day and night; 
Our great Creator and our Guide, 
Who times and seasons dost divide, 
Refresh at night with quiet rest 
Our limbs by daily toil oppressed. 
Tbat while in weary house of clay 
A little longer here we stay, 
Our flesh in Thee may sweetly sleep, 
Our souls with Thee their vigils keep. 



We pray Thee, while we dwell below, 
Preserve us from our ghostly foe ; 
Nor let his wiles victorious be 
O'er them that are redeemed by Thee. 
O Lord of all, with us abide 
In this our joyful Easter-tide ; 
From every weapon death can wield 
Thine own redeemed for ever shield. 
All praise be Thine, O risen Lord, 
From death to endless life restored ; 
All prai.se to G-od the Father be 
And Holy Ghost eternally. Amen. 



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Thine too by right, and ours by grace, 



LORD, iu Thy Name Thy servants plead 
And Thou hust sworn to hear ; 
Thine is the harvest. Thine the seed, 

The fresh and fading year. 
Our hope, when autumn winds blew wild, 

We trusted, Lord, with Thee; 
And still, now spring has on us smiled, 

We wait on Thy decree. 
The former and the latter rain, 

The summer sun and air, 
The green ear, and the golden grain, 

All Thine, are ours by prayer. 



The wondrous growth unseen, 
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The love that shines serene. 
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To Father, Son, and Holt Ghost, 

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Be glory, as it was, is now, 

And shall be evermore. Amen. 
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Hymn 120. 

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" Ask, and it shall be given you." 
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God, the co - e - ter - nal Son, Hear us, 

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By Thy Fasting and Temptation, 
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We beseech Thee, we beseech Thee, 
From every ill defend us, 
Thy grace and mercy send us. 

Jesu! Jesu! 
By Thy works of sweet compassion, 
By Thy Cross and bitter Passion, 

We beseech Thee, we beseech Thee, 
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By Thy Death true life bestowing, 

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Earnest of our own perfection, 

We beseech Thee, we beseech Thee, 
From every ill, &c. 

Jf.su ! Jesu I 
To the Father's throne ascended, 
All Thy pain and sorrows ended, 

We beseech Thee, we beseech Thee, 
From every ill, &c. 

J ksu ! J rcsu ! 
Advocate for sinners pleading, 
With the Father interceding, 

We beseech Thee, we beseech Thee, 
From every ill defend us, 
Thy grace and mercy send us. Amen. 
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King of glory shall come in." 

HAIL the day that sees Him rise Alleluia ! 
To His Throne above the skies ; Alleluia! 
Chkist, the Lamb for sinners given, Alleluia I 
Enters now the highest heaven. Alleluia. 

There for Him high triumph waits : Alleluia! 
Lift your heads, eternal gates ; Alleluia ! 
He hath conquered death and sin Alleluia! 
Take the King of Glory iu. Alleluia. 

Lo, the heaven its Loud receives, Alleluia! 
Yet He loves the earth He leaves; Alleluial 
Though returning to His throne, Alleluia! 
Still He calls mankind His own. Alleluia ! 

See, He lifts His hands above ; Alleluia ! 
See, He shows the prints of love ; Alleluia! 
Hark, His gracious lips bestow Alleluia ! 
Blessings on His Church below. Alleluia! 

Still for us He intercedes, Alleluia ! 
His prevailing death He pleads, Alleluia ! 
Near Himself prepares our place, Alleluia! 
He the first-fruits of onr race. Alleluia! 

Lord, though parted from our sight Alleluia! 
Far ah^ve the starry height, Alleluia ! 
Grant our hearts may thither rise, Alleluia! 
Seeking Thee above the skies. Alleluia! Amen. 

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OLORD most High, Eternal King, 
By Thee redeemed Thy praise we sing: 
The bonds of death are burst by Thee, 
And Grace has won the victory. 
Ascending to the Father's throne, 
Thou claim' st the kingdom as Thine own ; 
Thy days of mortal weakness o'er 
All power is Thine for evermore. 
To Thee the whole creation now 
Shall, in its threefold order, bow, 
Of things on earth, and things on high, 
And things that underneath us lie. 



Hymn 123. 



Me in heaven and in earth." 

In awe and wonder angels see 

How changed is man's estate by Thee, 

How Flesh makes pure as flesh did stain, 

And Thou, True God, in Flesh dost reign. 

Be Thou our Joj% O mighty Lord, 

As Thou wilt be our great Reward : 

Let all our glory be in Thee 

Both now and through eternity. 

All praise from every heart and tongue 

To Thee, ascended Lord, be sung ; 

All praise to God the Father be, 

And Holy Ghost eternally. Amen. 




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SAVIOUR, Who for man hast trod 
The winepress of the wrath of God, 
Ascend, and claim again on high, 
Thy glory left for us to die. 
A radiant cloud is now Thy seat, 
And earth lies stretched beneath Thy feet; 
Ten thousand thousands round Thee sing, 
And share the triumph of their King. 
The angel-host, enraptured waits; 
" Lift up your heads, eternal gates! " 
() GoD-and-M an 1 the Father's Throne 
Is now for evermore Thine own. 
Our great High Priest and Shepherd Thou 
Within the veil art entered now, 
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To offer there Thy precious Blood 

Once poured on earth a cleansing flood. 

And thence the Church, Thy chosen Bride, 

With countless gifts of grace supplied. 

Throughall her members draws from Thee 

Her hidden life of sanctity. 

O (Jurist, our Lord, of Thy dear care 

Thy lowly members heaven-ward bear; 

Be ours with Thee to suffer pain, 

With Thee for evermore to reign. 

All praise from every heart and tongue 

To Thee, ascended Lord, be sung ; 

All praise to God the Father be 

And Holy Ghost eternally. Anion. 



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THOU art gone up on high, 
To realms beyond the skies ; 
And round Thy throne unceasingly 

The songs of praise arise ; 
But we are lingering here, 

With sin and care oppressed ; 
Loud, send Thy promised Comforter, 
And lead us to our rest. 

Thou art gone up on high ; 

But Thou didst first come down, 
Through earth's most bitter misery 

To p iss unto Thy crown ; 
And girt with griefs and fears 

Our onward course must be ; 
But only let this path of tears 

Lead us at last to Thee. 

Thou art gone up on high ; 

Bui Thou shaft come again, 
With all the bright ones of the sky 

Attendant in Thy train. 

Lokd. by Thy saving power, 

So make ua lire and die, 
That we may stand in that dread hour 

At Thy right hand on high. Amen. 



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upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged 
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JESU, our hope, our heart's desire, 
Redemption's only spring, 
Creator of the world art Thou, 

Its Saviour and its King. 
How vast the mercy and the love, 

Which laid our sins on Thee, 
And led Thee to a cruel death, 

To set Thy people free ! 
But now the bonds of death are burst, 

The ransom has been paid ; 
And Thou art on Thy Father's Throne, 

In glorious robes arrayed. 



O may Thy mighty love prevail 

Our sinful souls to spare ! 
O may we stand around Thy Throne, 

And see Thy glory there ! 
Jestj, our only Joy be Thou, 

As Thou our Prize wilt be, 
In Thee be all our glory now 

And through eternity. 
All praise to Thee Who dost ascend 

Triumphantly to heaven ; 
All praise to God the Father's Name, 

And Holy Ghost be given. Amen. 



Hvmn 126. 



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I Death had yielded to Thy might; 
And Thy Blood hath marked a road 
Which will lead us back to God. 
From Thy dwelling place above, 
From Thy Fathkr's Throne of love, 
With Thy look of mercy bless 
Those without Thee comfortless. 
Bitter were Thy throes on earth, 
Giving to the Church her birth 
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will not come unto you ; but if I depart I will 

Him unto you." 

From the spear-wound opening wide, 
In Thine own life-giving Side. 
Now in glory Thou dost reign 
Won by all Thy toil and pain; 
Thence the promised Spirit send, 
While our prayers to Thee ascend. 
Jesu, praise to Thee be given, 
With the Father high in heaven; 
Holy Spirit, praise to Thee, 
Now and through eternity. Amen. 



Hymn 127. 



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COME, Holt Ghost, our souls inspire, 
And lighten with celestial fire ; 
Thou the anointing Spirit art, 
Who dost Thy seven-fold gifts impart: 
Thy blessed unction from above 
Is comfort, life, and fire of love ; 
Enable with perpetual light 
The dulness of our blinded sight : 



Anoint and cheer our soiled face 
With the abundance of Thy grace : 
Keep far our foes, give peace at home ; 
Where Thou art guide, no ill can come. 
Teach us to know the Fathkk, Son, 
And Tiif.e, of Both, to be but One; 
That, through the ages all along, 
This may be our endless song : 




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the face of the earth." 



COME, Thou Holy Spieit, come ; 
And from Thine eternal home 
Shed the ray of light divine ; 
Come, Thou Father of the poor, 
Come, Thou source of all our store, 
Come, within our bosoms shine. 

Thou of Comforters the best, 

Thou the soul's most welcome Guest, 

Sweet Refreshment here below! 
In our labour rest most sweet, 
Grateful shadow from the heat, 

Solace in the midst of woe ! 

O most Blessed Light Divine, 
Shine within these hearts of Thine, 
And our inmost being fill; 



If Thou take Thy grace away, 

Nothing pure in man will stay, 

All our good is turned to ilL| 

Ileal our wounds ; our strength renew : 
On our dryness pour Thy dew; 

Wash the stains of guilt away ; 
Bend the stubborn heart and will, 
Melt the frozen, warm the chill, 

Guide the steps that go astray. 
On the faithful, who adore 
And confess Thee, evermore 

In Thy sevenfold gifts descend ; 
Give them virtue's sure reward, 
Give them Thy salvatian, Lord, 

Give them joys that never eud. Amen. 



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A hove the starry spheres, 

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Christ had gone up, the Father's gift 

Upon the Church to pour. 

At length had fully come, 

On mystic circle borne 
Of seven times seven revolving days, 

The Pentecostal morn ; 

When, as the Apostles knelt 

At the third hour in prayer, 
A sudden rushing sound proclaimed 

That God Himself was there. 

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All with amazement hear. 

But Judah, faithless still, 

Denies the Hand Divine ; 
And, mocking, jeers the saints of Christ, 

As full of new-made wine. 

Till Peter in the midst, 

By Joel's ancient word 
Rebukes their unbelief, and wins 

Three thousand to the Lord. 

The Father and the Son 

And Spirit we adore ; 
O may the Spirit's gifts be poured 

On us for evermore. Amen. 



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WHEN God of old came down from 
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In power and wrath He came ; 
Before His feet the clouds were riven, 

Half darkness and half flame : 
But when He came the second time, 

He came in power and love ; 
Softer than gale at morning prime 

Hovered His holy dove. 
The fires, that rushed on Sinai down 

In sudden torrents dread, 
Now gently light, a glorious crown, 

On every sainted head. 
And as on Israel's awe-struck ear 

The voice exceeding loud, 



heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind." 

The trump, that angels quake to hear, 

Thrill'dfrom the deep, dark cloud: 
So, when the Spirit of our God 

Came down His flock to find, 
A voice from heaven was heard abroad, 

A rushing, mighty wind. 
It fills the Church of God j It fills 

The sinful worid around ; 
Only fn Stubborn hearts and wills 

No place for It is found. 
Come Lord, come Wisdom, Love, and 
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Open our ears to hear; 
Let us not miss th' accepted hour 

Save, Lord, by love or fear. Amen. 
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Unfailing Comfort, Heavenly Guide, 



SPIRIT of mercy, truth and love, 
shed Thine influence from above. 
And still from age to age convey 
The wonders of this sacred day. 
In every clime, by every tongue, 
Be God's surpassing glory sung ; 
Let all the listening earth be taught 
The wonders by our Saviour wrought. 



Still o'er Thy Holy Church preside ; 

Still let mankind Thy blessings prove, 

Spirit of mercy, truth and love. 

O Holy Father, Holy Sox, 

And Holy Spirit, Three in One ; 

Thy grace devoutly we implore, 

Thy Name be praised for evermore. Amen. 



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A LL hail, Adored Trinity; 
l\ All hail, Eternal Unity; 
O God the Father, God the Son, 
And God the Spirit, ever One. 
Heboid to Thee, this festal day, 
We meekly pour our thankful lay ; 
O let our work accepted be, 
That sweetest work of praising Thee. 

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Three Persons praise we evermore, 
One only God our hearts adore; 
In Thy sure mercy ever kind 
May we our true protection find. 
O Trinity! O Unity ! 
Be present as we worship Thee; 
Ami with the songs that Angel? sing 
Unite the hymns of praise we bring. Amen. 



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BLEST TRINITY, from mortal sight 
Veiled in Thine own eternal Light, 
We Thee confess, in Thee believe, 
To Thee with loving hearts we cleave. 

O Fatheb, Thou most Iloly One ! 
O God of God, Eternal Son ! 
O Holy Ghost, Thou Love divine ! 
To join them Both is ever Thine ! 

The Father is in God the Sox, 
And with the Fatheb He is One ; 



In Both the Spirit doth abide, 
And with them Both is glorified. 

Such as the Father, such the Son, 
And such the Spirit. Three in One; 
The Three one perfect Verity, 
The Three one perfect Charity. 

Eternal Father, Thee we praise ; 
To Thee, O Son, our hymns we raise; 
O Holy Ghost, we Thee adore; 
One mighty God for evermore. Amen. 



Hymn 134. 




' O praise God in His Holiness." 



OGOD of life, Whose power benign 
Doth o'er the world in mercy shine, 
Accept our praise, for we are Thine. 

O Father, all-creating Lord, 

Bo Thou by every tongue implored, 

Bo Thou by every heart adored. 



O Son of God, for sinners slain, 

We bless Thee, Lord, Whose dying pain 

For us did endless life regain. 

O Holy Ghost. Whose guardian care 
Doth us for heavenly joys prepare, 
May we in Thy communion share. 



O Holy Blessed Trinity, 

With faith we sinners bow to Thee ; 

In heaven And earth exalted be. Amen. 



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HOLY. Holy, Holy I Loed God Almi 
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee : 
. merciful and mighty; 
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1 O be joyful in the Loed, all ye lands." 



ALL people that on earth do dwell, 
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice; 
Him serve with fear, His praise forth tell, 
Come ye before Him and rejoice. 
The Lobd, ye know, is God indeed : 
Without our aid He did us make: 
We are His flock, He doth us feed, 
And for His sheep He doth us take. 
O enter then His gates with praise, 
Approach with joy His courts unto ; 



Praise, laud, and bless His Name always, 
For it is seemly so to do. 

For why ? the Lord our God is good, 
His mercy is for ever sure ; 
His truth at all times firmly stood, 
And shall from age to age endure. 

To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
The God Whom heaven and earth adore, 
From men and from the angel-host 
Be praise and glory, evermore. Amen. 



Hymn 137. 




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THREE in One, and One in Thbee, 
Ruler of the earth and sea, 
Hear us, while we lift to Thee 
Holy chant and psalm. 
Light of lights] with morning, shine 
Lift on us Thy Light divine ; 
And let charity benign 

Breathe on us her balm. 



Light of lights ; when falls the even, 
Let it close on sins forgiven ; 
Fold us in the peace of heaven, 

Shed a holy calm. 
Three in One and One In Tht.ek, 
Dimly here we worship Thee ; 
With the saints hereafter we 

Hope to bear the palm. Amen. 

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and find grace to help in time of need." 

Eternal Spirit, by whose breath 



FATHER of heaven, Whose love profound 
A ransom for our souls hath found, 
Before Thy Throne we sinners bend, 
To us Thy pardoning love extend. 
Almighty Son, Incarnate Word, 
Our Prophet, Priest, Redeemer, Lord ; 
Before Thy Throne we sinners bend, 
To us Thy saving grace extend. 



The soul is raised from sin and death ; 
Before Thy Throne we sinners bend, 
To us Thy quickening power extend. 
Thrice Holy ! Father, Spirit, Son ; 
Mysterious Godhead, Three in One, 
Before Thy Throne we sinners bend, 
Grace, pardon, life to all extend. Amen. 



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Him unto you. 1 ' 

OUR blest Redeemer, ere He breathed 
His tender last farewell, 



A Guide, a Comforter, bequeathed 
With us to dwell. 

He came sweet influence to impart, 

A gracious willing Guest, 
While He can find one humble heart, 

Wherein to rest. 

And His that gentle voice we hear, 

Soft as the breath of even, [fear, 

That checks each thought, that calms each 
And speaks of heaven. 
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And every virtue we possess, 

And every conquest won, 
And every thought of holiness, 

Are His alone. 

Spirit of purity and grace, 
Our weakness, pitying, see : 

O make our hearts Thy dwelling-place, 
And worthier Thee. 

O praise the Father ; praise tbe Scn ; 

Blest Spirit, praise to Thee; 
All praise to Gon, the Three in One, 

The One in Thbejc Amen. 



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• A THOU, from Whom all goodness flows, 
VJ I lift my soul to Thee ; 
In all my sorrows, conflicts, woes, 
Good Loed, remember me. 

If on my aching burdened heart 

My sins lie heavily, 
Thy pardon grant, Thy peace impart 

Good Loed, remember me. 

If trials sore obstruct my way, 
And ills I cannot flee, 



Then let my strength be as my day : 
Good Lord, remember me. 

If worn with pain, disease, and grief, 
This feeble frame should be, 

Grant patience, rest, and kind relief; 
Good Lord, remember me. 

And oh, when in the hour of death 

I bow to Thy decree, 
Jesu, receive my parting breath ; 

Good Lord, remember me. Amen. 



Hymn 141. 




Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God/ 
"OLEST are the pure in heart, He to the lowly soul 



Jj For they shall 6ee our God ; 
The secret of the Lord is theirs, 
Their soul is Christ's abode. 

The Lord, Who left the heavens, 
Our life and peace to bring, 
To dwell in lowliness witli men, 
Their Pattern and their King ; 



Doth still Himself impart, 
And for His dwelling and His throne 
Chooscth the pure in heart. 

Lord, we Thy presence Beek, 
May ours tins blessing be ; 
Give us a pure and lowly heart, 
A temple meet for Thee. 



All glory, Lord, to Thee, 
"Whom heaven and earth adore; 
To Fathf.r, Son, and Holt GnoiT, 
One God for evermore. Amen. 



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' Here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. 

BRIEF life is here our portion ; 
Brief sorrow, short-lived care ; 
The life that knows no ending, 
The tearless life, is there. 

O happy retribution 1 

Short toil, eternal rest ; 
For mortals and for sinners 

A mansion with the blest. 

And now we fight the battle, 

But then shall wear the crown 
Of full and everlasting 

And passionless renown ; 

And now we watch and struggle, 

And now we live in hope, 
And Sion in her anguish 

With Babylon must cope ; 

But He Whom now we trust in 

Shall then be seen and known, 
And they that know and see Him 

Shall have Him for their own. 

The morning shall awaken, 

The shadow shall decay, 
And each true-hearted servant 

Shall shine as doth the day ; 

There Gor>, our King and Portion, 

In fulness of His grace, 
Shall we behold for ever, 

And worship face to face. 

O sweet and blessed country 

The Home of God's elect I 
O sweet and blessed country, 

That eager hearts expect ! 

Jesu, in mercy bring us 

To that dear land of rest ; 
Who art, with God the Fathek, 

And Spikit, ever blest. Amem. 



Hymn 142.— Parts II. & III 




" Here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come."* 



Ft. 2. T?OR thee, O dear, dear Country, 
l Mine eyes their vigils keep ; 
For very love, beholding 

Thy happy name, they weep. 
The mention of thy glory 

Is unction to the breast, 
And medicine in sickness, 

And love, and life, and rest. 
O one, O only Mansion ! 

O Paradise of Joy ! 
Where tears are ever banished, 

And smiles have no alloy; 
The Lamb is all thy splendour, 

The Crucified thy praise; 
Hia laud and benediction 

Thy ransomed people raise. 
With jasper glow thy bulwarks, 

Thy streets with emeralds blaze ; 
The sardius and the topaz 

Unite in thee their rays ; 
Thine ageless walls are bonded 

With amethyst unpriced ; 
The saints build up its fabric, 

And the corner-stone is Christ. 
Thou hast no shore, fair ocean ! 

Thou hast no time, bright day! 
Dear fountain of refreshment 

To pilgrims far away ! 
Upon the Rock of Ages 

They raise Thy holy tower ; 
Thine is the victor's laurel, 

And thine the golden dower. 



Pt. 3. JERUSALEM the golden ! 

eJ With milk and honey blest ; 
Beneath thy contemplation 

Sink heart and voice opprest. 
I know not, oh ! I know not 

What joys await us there ; 
What radiancy of glory, 

What bliss beyond compare. 
They stand, those halls of Sion, 

All jubilant with song, 
And bright with many an angel, 

And all the martyr throng. 
The Prince is ever in them, 

The daylight is serene : 
The pastures of the blessed 

Are decked in glorious sheen. 
There is the Throne of David ; 

And tin re. from care released, 
The shout of them that triumph, 

The song of them that feast j 
And they, who with their Leader 

Have conquered in the fight, 
For ever and for ever 

Are clad in robes of white. 

Thefolloicing may be suny at end of each Pari. 

O sweet and blessed country, 

The Home of G-OD'fl elect ! 
O sweet and blessed country, 

Thai eager hearts expect 1 
Jesu, in mercy bring us 

To that dear land of rest ; 
Who art, with God the Father, 

And ^riiUT, ever blest. Amen, 

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Hymn 142.— Parts II. & III. 




Pt. 2, 



" Here have we no continuing 

FOR thee, O dear, dear Country, 
Mine eyes their vigils keep ; 
For very love, beholding 

Thy happy name, they weep. 
The mention of thy glory 

Is unction to the breast, 
And medicine in sickness, 

And love, and life, and rest. 
O one, O only Mansion 1 

O Paradise of Joy ! 
"Where tears are ever banished, 

And smiles have no alloy ; 

The Lamb is all thy splendour, 

The Crucified thy praise; 
His laud and benediction 

Thy ransomed people raise. 
With jasper glow thy bulwarks, 

Thy streets with emeralds blaze ; 
The sardius and the topaz 

Unite in thee their rays ; 
Thine ageless walls are bonded 

With amethyst unpriced; 
The saints build up its fabric, 

And the corner-stone is Christ. 
Thou h;ist no shore, fair ocean 1 

Thou hast no time, bright day! 
Dear fountain of refreshment 

To pilgrims far away ! 
Upon the E,ock of Ages , 

They raise Thy holy tower ; 
Thine is the victor's laurel, 

And thine the golden dower. 

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city, but we seek one to come. 1 ' 
Pt. 3. JERUSALEM the golden ! 

fj With milk and honey blest ; 
Beneath thy contemplation 

Sink heart and voice opprest. 
I know not, oh ! I know not 

What joys await us there ; 
What radiancy of glory, 

What bliss beyond compare. 
They stand, those halls of Sion, 

All jubilant with song, 
And bright with many an angel, 

And all the martyr throng. 
The Prince is ever in them, 

The daylight is serene : 
The pastures of the blessed 

Are decked in glorious sheen. 
There is the Throne of David ; 

And there, from care released, 
The shout of them that triumph, 

The song of them that feast ; 
And they, who with their Leader 

Have conquered in the fight, 
For ever and for ever 

Are clad in robes of white. 

The following may be sung at end of each Part. 

O sweet, aiid blessed country, 

The Home of God's elect! 
O sweet and blessed country, 

That eager hearts expect 1 
Jesu, in mercy bring us 

To that dear land of rest ; 
Who art, with God the Fathrr, 

And Spirit, ever blest. Amen. 



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"The love of Christ which passeth knowledge. 1 



OLOYE, how deep ! how broad ! ho 
It fills the heart with ecstacy, [high! 
That God, the Son of God, should take 
Our mortal form for mortals' sake, 
lie sent no angel to our race 
Of higher or of lower place, 
But wore the robe of human frame 
Himself, and to this lost world came. 
Nor willed He only to appear; 
His pleasure was to tarry here ; 
And GoD-and-MAX with man would be 
The space of thirty years and three. 
For us He was baptised, and bore 
His holy fast, and hungered sore ; 
For us temptation sharp He knew ; 
For us the tempter overthrew. 



For us He prayed, for us He taught, 
For us His daily works He wrought, 
By words, and signs, and actions, thus 
Still seeking not Himself, but us. 
For us to wicked men betrayed, 
Scourged, mocked, in purple robe arrayed, 
He bore the shameful Cross and death ; 
For us at length gave up His breath. 
For us He rose from death again, 
For us He went on*high to reign, 
For us He sent His Spirit here 
To guide, to strengthen, and to cheer. 
To Him Whose boundless love has won 
Salvation for us through His Son, 
To God the Father, glory be, 
Both now and through eternity. Amen. 



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with the ^lory which shall be revealed in us." 



OH what, if we are Christ's, 
Is earthly shame or loss ? 
Bright shall the crown of glory be 

Winn we have borne the Cross. 

Keen was the trial once, 

Bitter the cup of woe, 
When martyred saints, baptized in blood, 

Christ's sufferings shared below : 

Bright is their glory no\r, 

Boundless their joy above, 
"Where on the bosom of their God 

They rest in perfect love. 



Lord, may that grace be ours, 
Like them in faith to bear 

All that of sorrow, grief, or pain 
May be our portion here ; 
Enough if Thou at last 
The word of blessing give, 

And let us rest beneath Thy feet, 
Where saints and angels live. 
All glory, Lord, to Thee, 
Whom heaven and earth adore; 

To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
One God for evermore. Amen. 
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' Thou shalt call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins.' 1 



CONQUERING kings their titles take 
From the foes their captive make : 
Jesus, by a nobler deed, 
From the thousands He hath freed. 

Yes : none other name is given 
Unto mortals under heaven, 
Which can make the dead arise, 
And exalt them to the skies. 

That which Christ so hardly -wrought, 
That which He so dearly bought, 
That salvation, mortals, say, 
Will ye madly cast away ? 



Rather gladly for that Name 
Bear the cross, endure the shame ; 
Joyfully for Him to die 
Is not death but victory. 

Jesu, Who dost condescend 
To be called the sinner's Friend, 
Hear us as to Thee we pray, 
Glorying in Thy Name to-day. 

Glory to the Fatiiee be, 

Glory, Holy Son, to Thee, 

Glory to the Holy Ghost, 

From the saints and angel-host. Amen. 



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TESU, Thy mercies are untold 
Through each returning day; 
Thy love exceeds a thousandfold 
Whatever we can say : 

That love which in Thy Passion drained 

For as Thy precious Blood : 
That love whereby the saints have gained 

The vision oi" their Goi>. 
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^is Thou hast loved us from the womb, 

Pure source of all our bliss, 
Our only hope of life to come, 

Our happiness in this. 

Lord, grant us while on earth wc stay 

Thy love, to feel and know ; 
And, when from hence we pass away, 

To us Thy glory show. Amen. 



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HOLY SPIRIT, Lord of grace, 
Eternal fount of love, 
Inflame, we pray, our inmost hearts 
"With fire from heaven above. 



As Thou in bond of love dost join 
The Father and the Son, 

So fill us all with mutual love, 
And knit our hearts in one. 



All glory to the Father be, 

All glory to the So>', 
All glory to the Holy Ghost, 

While endless ages run. Amen. 



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I dwell in the high and holy place, 
humble spirit." 

MY GOD, how wonderful Thou art, 
Thy majesty how bright, 
How beautiiul Thy mercy-seat, 

In depths of burning light. 
How dread are Thine eternal years, 

O everlasting Lord; 
By prostrate spirit;; day and night 

Incessantly adored. 
How wonderful, how beautiful, 

The sight of Thee must be. 
Thine endless wisdom, boundless power, 

And awful purity. 
O how I fear Thee. Living Gor>, 

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with him also that is of a contrite and 

And worship Thee with trembling hope, 

And penitential tears. 
Yet I may love Thee too, O Lord, 

Almighty as Thou art, 
For Thou hast stooped to ask of me 

The love of my poor heart. 
No earthly father loves like Thee, 

Xo mother, e'er so mild. 
Bears and forbears as Thou hast done 

With nit' Thy sinful child. 
Fathkb of JnUBi love'fl reward, 

What rapture will r be, 
Prostrate before thy throne to lie, 
And ever gaze on Thee. Amen. 
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Xl Let me hide myself in Thee ; 

Let the Water and the Blood, 

From Thy wounded Side which flowed, 

Be of sin the double cure, 

Save from wrath and make me pure. 

Nothing in my hand I bring, 

Simply to Thy Cross I cling : 

Could my tears for ever flow, 

Hymn 151. 

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Could my zeal no languor know, 
All for sin could not atone, 
Thou must save and Thou alone. 
While I draw this fleeting breath, 
When mine eyelids close in death, 
When I rise to worlds unknown, 
See Thee on Thy judgment throne. 
Rock of ages, cleft for me, 
Let me hide myself in Thee. Amen. 



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TTTHERE high the heavenly temple stands, 
VY Tho house of God not made with hands. 
A great Hitrh Priest our nature wears, 
The Guardian of mankind appears. 
He, Who for men their surety stood 
And poured on earth His precious Blood, 
Pursues in heaven 111s mighty plan, 
The Saviour and the Friend of man. 
Jesus, Who suffered here below, 
Feels sympathy with human woo, 
And still remembers, in the skies, 
His tears, His prayers, His agonies. 
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intercession for us.' 1 

In every pang that rends the heart 

The Man of sorrows had a part ; 

Touched with the feeling of our grief 

He to the sufferer sends relief. 

With boldness, therefore, at the Throne 

Let us make all our sorrows known, 

And ask the aid of heavenly power 

To help us in the evil hour. 

All praise to Gon the Father be, 

All praise, Eternal Sox, to Thee, 

Whom, with the Spirit, we adore 

For ever and for evermore. Amen. 



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JESU, meek and lowly, 
Saviour, pure and holy, 
On Thy love relying, 
Hear me humbly crying. 
Prince of life and power, 
My salvation's Tower, 
On the Cross I view Thee, 
Calling sinners to Thee. 
There behold me gazing 
At the sight amazing ; 
Bending low before Thee, 
Helpless I adore Thee. 



will draw all men unto Me." 
By Thy red wounds streaming, 
With Thy life-blood gleaming, 
Blood for sinners flowing, 
Pardon free bestowing ; 
By that fount of blessing 
Thy dear lore expressing, 
All my aching sadness 
Turn Thou into gladness. 
Lord, in mercy guide me, 
Be Thou e'er beside me; 
In Thy ways direct me, 
'Neath Thy wings protect me. Amen. 



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THROUGH all the changing scenes of life, 
In trouble and in joy, 
Thr praises of my God shall still 

My heart and tongue employ. 
O magnify the Lord with me, 

With m^ exalt His Name ; 
When in distress \o Him I called 

He to my rescue came. 
The hosts of Goo encamp a round 

The dwellings of the just ; 
Deliverance He affords to all 

Who on His succour trust. 



His praise shall ever be in my mouth. 1 ' 
O make but trial of His love, 

Experience will decide 
How blest are they, and only they, 

Who in His truth confide. 
Fear Him, ye saints, and you will then 

Have nothing else to fear ; 
Make you Ilis service your delight, 

Your wants shall be His care. 
To Father, Son. and Holt Ghost, 

The God ^\ bora we adore, 
Be glory, as it was, is now, 

And shall be evermore. Am es. 
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" From everlasting to everlasting Thou art God." 



HAVE mercy on us, God most high, 
Who lift our hearts to Thee ; 
Have mercy on us worms of earth, 

Most Holy Trinity. 
Most ancient of all mysteries ! 

Before Thy Throne we lie ; 
Have mercy now, most merciful, 

Most Holy Trinity. 
When heaven and earth were 3 r et unmade, 

When time was yet unknown. 



Thou, in Thy bliss of majesty, 

Didst live and love alone. 
How wonderful creation is, 

The work that Thou didst bless ; 
And oh, what then must Thou be like, 

Eternal loveliness ! 
Most ancient of all mysteries! 

Low at Thy Throne we lie ; 
Have mercy now, most merciful, 

Most Holy Trinity. Amen. 



Hymn 155. 




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" And He shewed me a pure river of water of Life, clear as crystal, proceeding out 
of the throne of God and of the Lamb." 



ALTYING stream, as crystal clear, 
Welling from out the Tbrone 
Of God and of the Lamb on high, 

The Lord to man hath shown. 
This stream doth water paradise, 

It makes the angels sing; 
One precious drop within the heart 

Is of all joy the spring: 
Joy past all speech, of glory full, 

But Stored where none may know, 
As manna hid in dewy heaven, 

As pearls in ocean low. 
Eye hath not seen, nor car hath heard, 

Nor to man's heart hath come 
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"What for those loving Thee in truth 

Thou hast in love's own home. 
But by His Spirit He to us 

The secret doth reveal : 
Faith sees and hears : but O for wings 

To touch, and taste, and feel : 
Win^s like a dove to waft us on 

High o'er the flood of Bin ! 
Lord of the Ark, put forth Thine hand 

And take Thy wanderers in. 
O praise the Father, praise the Sox, 

The Lamb for sinners given, 
And Holy Ghost, through Whom alone 

Our hearts are raised to heaveu. Amen. 



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Thou art clothed with majesty and honour." 



OTTOKSHTP the King, 
All glorious above ; 
O gratefully sing 

His power and His love ; 
Our Shield and Defender, 

The Ancient of days, 
Pavilioned in splendour, 
And girded with praise. 

O tell of His might, 

O siig of His grace, 
"Whose robe is the liirht, 

Whose canopy space; 
His chariots of wrath 

The thunder clondfl form, 
And dark is His path 

On the wings of the storm. 



Frail children of dust, 

And feeble as frail, 
In Thee do Ave trust, 

Nor find Thee to fail. 
Thv mercies how tender 1 

How firm to the end ! 
Our Maker, Defender, 

Kedeemer and Friend. 

O measureless Might, 

Ineffable Lev, ! 
While angels delight 

To hymn Thee above, 
Thy ransomed creation, 

Though feehle their lays, 
With true adoration 

Shall sing to Thy praise. 



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" Thy Name is 

JESUS, the very thought of Thee 
With sweetness fills the breast ; 
But sweeter far Thy face to see, 

And in Thy presence rest. 
No voice can sing, no heart can frame, 

Nor can the memory find 
A sweeter sound than Jesu's Name, 

The Saviour of mankind. 
O Hope of every contrite heart, 

O Joy of all the meek, 
To "those who fall how kind Thou art, 

How good to those who seek ! 
But what to those who find ? Ah ! this 

Nor tongue nor pen can show ; 
The love of Jesus, what it is 

None but His loved ones know. 
Jesu, our only Joy be Thou, 

As Thou our Prize wilt be; 
In Thee be all our glory now, 

And through eternity. 

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O Jf.su, King most wonderful, 

Thou Conqueror renowned, 
Thou Sweetness most ineffable, 

In Whom all joys are found ! 
When once Thou visitest the heart 

Then truth begins to shine, 
Then earthly vanities depart, 

Then kindles love divine. 
O Jesu, Light of all below, 

Thou Fount of living fire, 

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Surpassing all the joys we know 

And all we can desire ; 
Jesu, may all confess Thy Name, 

Thy wondrous love adore; 
And, seeking Thee, themselves inflame 

To seek Thee more and more. 
Thee, Jesu, may our voices bless, 

Thee may we love alone ; 
And ever in our lives express 

The image of Thine Own. 
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O Jrsu, Thon the Beauty art 

Of angel-worlds above ; 
Thy Name is music to the heart, 

Inflaming it with love. 
Celestial sweetness unalloyed ! 

Who eat Thee, hunger still; 
Who drink of Thee still feel a void, 

Which nought but Thou can fill. 
O most sweet Jesu, hear the sighs 

Which unto Thee we send; 
To Thee our inmost spirit cries, 

To Thee our prayers ascend. 
Abide with us, and let Thy Light 

Shine, Lord, on every heart; 
Dispel the darkness of our night, 

And joy to all impart 
Jesu, our Love and Joy, to Thee 

The Virgin's Holy Son 
All might and praise and glory be 

While endless ages run. Amen. 



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" Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.' 



i LL ye who seek for sure relief 
j\. In trouble and distress. 
Whatever sorrow vex the mind, 

Or guilt the soul oppress : 
Jesus, Who gave. Himself for you, 

Upon the Cross to die, 
Opens to you His sacred Heart: 

Oh, to that Heart draw nigh. 
Ye hear how kindly He invites ; 

Ye hear His words so blest ; 



"All ye that labour come to Me, 

And I will give you rest.' 1 
O Jesus, Joy of saints on high, 

Thou Hope of sinners here ; 
Attracted by those loving words, 

To Thee I lift my prayer. 
Wash Thou my wounds in that dear Blood 

Which forth from Thee doth flow ; 
New grace, new hope inspire ; a new 

Aud better heart bestow. Amen. 



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CHRIST, Who dost prepare a place 
For us around Thy throne of grace, 
We prayTh.ee lift our hearts above, 
And draw them with the cords of love, 
Source of all good, Thou, gracious Lord, 
Art our exceeding great reward ; 
How transient is our present pain ! 
How boundless our eternal gain! 
With open face and joyful heart 
We then shall see Thee as Thou art ; 



place for you." 

Our love shall neyer cease to glow, 
Our praise shall never cease to flow. 
Thy never-failing grace to prove, 
A surety of Thin.' endless love, 
Send down Thy Holy Gih>st, to be 
The raiser of oursouls to Thee. 
() future Judge. Eternal Loud, 
Thy name be hallowed and adored; 
Whom with the Fathkr we adore 
And Holy Ghost for evermore. Amta 
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SONGS of praise the angels sang, 
Heaven with Alleluias rang, 
When creation was begun, 
"When God spake and it was done. 
Song3 of praise awoke the morn 
"When the Prince of Peace was horn ; 
Songs of praise arose when He 
Captive led captivity. 
Heaven and earth must pass away, 
Songs of praise shall crown that day; 
God will make new heaven and earth, 
Songs of praise shall hail their birth. 



And will man alone be dumb 
Till that glorious kingdom come ? 
No, the Church delights to raise 
Psalms and hymns and songs of praise. 
Saints below, with heart and voice, 
Still in songs of praise rejoice : 
Learning here, by faith and love, 
Songs of praise to sing above. 
Hymns of glory, songs of praise, 
Father, unto Thee we raise, 
Jesu, glory unto Thee, 
With the Spieit, ever be. Amen. 



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0GOD of Hosts, the mighty Loed, 
How lovely is the place, 
Where Thou, enthroned in glory, shew' 

The brightness of Thy face. 
My longing soul faints with desire 

To view Thy blest abode ; 
My panting heart and flesh cry out 

For Thee the living God. 
For in Thy courts one single day 
'Tis better to attend, 
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dwellings: Thou Loed of Hosts." 

Than, Loed, in any place besides 

A thousand days to spend. 
O Loed of Hosts, my Kino and God, 

How highly blest are they, 
Who in Thy temple always dwell, 

And there Thy praise display ! 
To Fatiike. Son, and Holy Ghost, 

The God Whom we adore, 
Be glory, as it was, is now, 

And shall be evermore. Amen. 



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'Jesus said unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life." 



THOU art the Way ; by Thee alone 
From sin and death we flee : 
And he who would the Fatiieb seek 
Must seek Him, Loan, by Thee. 

Thou art the Truth ; Thy word alone 

True wisdom can impart ; 
Thou only canst inform the mind, 

And purify the heart. 



Thou art the Life ; the rending tomb 

Proclaims Thy conquering arm ; 
And those who put their trust in Thee 

Nor death nor hell shall harm. 
Thou art the Way, the Truth, the Lift, 

Grant us that Way to know, 
That Truth to keep, that Life to win, 

Whose joys eternal flow. Amen. 



Hymn 163. 




' Surely He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows." 



TT7HEN our heads are bowed with woe, 
W When our bitter tears o'erflow, 
When we mourn the lost, the dear, 
Jesu, Son of Mary, hear. 

Thou our throbbing flesh hast worn, 
Thou our mortal griefs hast borne, 
Thou hast shed the human tear ; 
Jesu, Son of Mary, hear. 

When the solemn death-bell tolls 
For our own departing souls, 
When our final doom is near, 
Jesu, Sou of Mary, hear. 



Thou hast bowed the dying head, 
Thou the blood of life hast shed, 
Thou hast filled a mortal bier ; 
Jesu, Son of Mary, hear. 

When the heart is sad within 
With the thought of all its sin. 
When the spirit shrinks with fear, 
Jesu, Son of Mary, hear. 

Thou, the Bhame, the grief, hast known 
Though the sins were not Thine own; 
Thou hast deigned their load to bear, 

Jesu, Son of Mary, hear. Amen. 
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WE love the place, O Gor>, 
Wherein Thine honour dwells 
The joy of Thine abode 
All earthly joy excels. 
It is the House of prayer, 
Wherein Thy servants meet; 
And Thou, O Lord, art there 
Thy chosen flock to greet. 
We love the sacred Font ; 
For there the Holy Dove 
To pour is ever wont 
His blessing from above. 
We love Thine Altar, Lord ; 
Oh what on earth so dear " 



For there, in faith adored, 

We find Thy Presence near. 

We love the Word of Life, 

The Word that tells of peace, 

Of comfort in the strife, 

And joys that never cease. 

We love to sing below 

For mercies freely given ; 

But oh ! we long to know 

The triumph-song of heaven. 

Lord Jf.sus, give us grace 

On earth to love Thee more, 

In heaven to see Thy Face, 

And with Thy saints adore. Amen. 




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TAKE up thy cross, the Saviour said, 
if thou wouldst My disciple be ; 
Deny thyself, the world forsake, 
And humbly follow after Me. 
Take up thy cross; let not its weight 
Fill thy weak spirit with alarm ; 
His strength shall bear thy spirit up, 
And brace thy heart, and nerve thine arm. 
Take up thy cross, nor heed the shame 
Nor let thy foolish pride rebel : 
Thy Lord for thee the Cross endured, 
To save thy soul from death and hell. 

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Me." 
Take up thy cross then in His strength, 
And calmly every danger brave ; 
'Twill guide thee to a better home, 
And lead to victory o'er the grave. 
Take up thy cross, and follow CmtiST, 
Nor think till death to lay it down ; 
For only he who bears the cross 
May hope to wear the glorious crown. 
To Thee, great Lord, the Ovr. in Three, 
All praise for evermore ascend ; 
O grant us in our home to see 
The heavenly life that knows no end. 
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BEHOLD the Lamb of God! 
O Thou for sinners slain, 
Let it not be in vain 

That Thou hast died: 
Thee for my Saviour let me take, 
My only refuge let me make 
Thy pierced Side. 

Behold the Lamb of God I 
Into the sacred flood 
Of Thy most precious Blood 

My soul I cast: 
"Wash me and make me clean within, 
And keep me pure from every sin, 
Till life be past. 

Behold the Lamb of God! 
All hail, Incarnate Wokd, 
Thou everlasting Lord, 

Saviour most blest; 
Fill us with love that never faints, 
Grant us with all Thy blessed Saints 
Eternal rest. 

Behold the Lamb of God! 
Worthy is lie alone, 
That ntteth on the throne 

Of God above ; 
One with the Ancient of all days, 
One with the Comforter in praise, 

All Light and Love. Amen. 

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* The things which are seen are temporal : but the things which are not seen are 

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THE roseate hues of early dawn, 
The brightness of the day, 
The crimson of the sunset sky, 

How fast they fade away ! 
Oh, for the pearly gates of heaven, 

Oh, for the golden floor, 
Oh, for the Sun of Righteousness 
That settoth nevermore ! 

The highest hopes we cherish here, 

How fast they tire and faint ; 
How many a spot defies the robe 

That wraps an earthly saint! 
Oh. for a heart that never sins, 

Oh, for a soul washed white, 
Oh, for a voice to praise our King, 

Nor weary day nor night ! 

Here faith is ours, and heavenly hope, 

And grace to lead us higher; 
But there are perfectness, and peace, 

Beyond our best desire 
Oh, by Thy love and anguish, Lord, 

And by Thy life laid down, 
Grant that we fall not from Thy grace, 

Nor cast away our crown. Amen. 
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" There is none other Name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved,' ' 

TO the Name of our Salvation, 
Laud and honour let us pay, 
"Which for many a generation 

Hid in God's foreknowledge lay f 
But with holy exultation 

We may sing aloud to-day. 
Jesus is the Name we treasure t 

Name beyond what words can tell; 
Name of gladness, Name of pleasure, 

Ear and heart delighteth well ; 
Name of sweetness, passing measure, 
Saving ns from sin and hell. 

'Tis the Name for adoration, 

Name for songs of victory, 
Name for holy meditation 

In this vale of misery, 
Name for joyful veneration 

By the citizens on high. 

'Tis the Name that whoso preacheth 

Speaks like music to the ear ; 
Who in prayer this Name beseecheth 

Sweetest comfort findeth near; 
Who its perfect wisdom reacheth 

Heavenly joy possesseth here. 

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Over every other name ; 
In this Name, whene'er asanlted, 

We can put our foes to shame; 
Strength to them who else had halted, 

Eyes to blind, and feet to lame. 
Therefore we in love adoring 

This most blessed Name revere ; 
Holy Jesu, Thee imploring 

So to write it In us here, 
That hereafter heavenward soaring 

We may sing with angels there. Amen. 

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** Of "Whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named." 



LET saints on earth in concert sing 
With those whose work is done ; 
For all the servants of our King 

In heaven and earth are one. 
One family, we dwell in Him, 

One Church, above, beneath; 
Though now divided by the stream, 

The narrow stream of death. 
One army of the living God, 

To His command we bow ; 



Part of the host have crossed the flood, 

And part are crossing now. 
E'en now to their eternal home 

There pass some spirits blest ; 
While others to the margin come, 

Waiting their call to rest. 
Jesu, be Thou our constant Guide ; 

Then, when the word is given, 
Bid Jordan's narrow stream divide, 

And bring us safe to heaveu. Amen. 



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MY GOD, my Fattier, while I stray, 
Far from my home, in life's rough way, 
O teach me from my heart to say, 

"Thy will be done." 
Though dark my path, and sad my lot, 
Let me be still and murmur not, 
Or breathe the prayer divinely taught, 

"Thy will be done." 
"What though in lonely grief I sigh 
For friends beloved no longer nigh, 
Submissive would I still reply, 
" Thy will be done." 
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If Thou should' st call me t6 resign 
What most T prize, it ne'er was mine; 
I only yield Thee what is Thine ; 

11 Thy will be done." 
Let but my fainting heart be blest 
With Thy sweet Spirit f6r its guest, 
My God, to Thee I leave the rest ; 

"Thy will be done." 
Renew my will from day to day, 
Blend it with Thine, and take away 
All that now makes it hard to say, 

" Thy will be done." Amen. 






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OLOVE, Who formedst me to -wear 
The image of Thy Godhead here; 
Who soughtest me with tender care 

Through all my wanderings wild and drear; 
O Love, I give myself to Thee, 
Thine ever, only Thine to be. 

O Love, Who e'er life's earliest dawn 
On me Thy choice hust gently laid ; 

O Love, Who here as Man wast born, 
And wholly like to us wast made; 

O Love, I give myself to Thee, 

Thine ever, only Thine to be. 

O Love, Who once in time wast slain, 

Pierced through and through with bitter woe ; 

O Lovk, Who wrestling thus didst gain 
That we eternal joy might know ; 

O Lovk, I give myself to Thee, 

Thine ever, only Thine to be. 

O Lovk, Who lovest me for aye, 

Who for mv soul dost ever plead ; 
O Lovk, Who didst ray ransom nay, 

Whose power sufficeth in my stead ; 
O Lovk, T giye myself to Thee, 
Thine ever, o:;ly Thine to be. 

O Love, Who once shalt bid me rise 

From out this dying life of ours ; 
O Lovk. Who one*"' o'er yonder skies 

Shalt set me in the fadeless bowers ; 
O Lovk, I give myself to Thee, 

Thine ever, only Thine to be. Arnea. 



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"Hosanna 

HOSANNA to the living Lord ! 
Hosanna to the Incarnate Word, 
To Christ, Creator, Saviour, King, 
Let earth, let heaven hosanna sing, 
Hosanna in the highest! 
O Saviour, with protecting care 
Abide in this Thy house of prayer, 
"Where we Thy parting promise claim, 
Assembled in Thy sacred Name. 

Hosanna in the highest ! 

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in the highest." 

But chiefest, in our cleansed breast 
Bid Thine eternal Spirit rest ; 
And make our secret soul to be 
A temple pure and worthy Thee. 

Hosanna in the highest! 
To God the Father, G-od the Son, 
And God the Spirit, Three in One, 
Be honour, praise, ard glory given 
By all on earth and ail in heaven. 

Hosanna in the highest ! Amen. 



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(10ME, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove, 
J With light and comfort from above ; 
Be Thou our Guardian, Thou our Guide, 
O'er every thought and step preside. 
The, light of truth to us display, 
And make us know and choose Thy way ; 
Plant holy fear in every heart, 
That we from Thee may ne'er depart. 
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Lead us to Christ, the living Way, 

Nor let us from His precepts stray; 

Lead us to holiness, the road 

That we must take to dwell with God. 

Lead us to heaven, that we may share 

Fulness of joy for ever there ; 

Lead us r,o God, our final rest, 

To be with Him for ever blest. Amen. 



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PRAISE the Lord 1 ye heavens, adore Him, 
Praise Him, angels, in the height ; 
Sun and moon, rejoice before Him, 

Praise Him, all ye stars and light: 
Praise the Loud! for He hath spoken, 

Worlds His mighty voice obeyed ; 

Laws, which never shall he broken, 

For their guidauce lie hath made. 



Praise the Lord] for He is glorious ; 

\ v r shall His promise fail ; 
Gon hath made His saints victorious, 

Sin and death shall nor prevail. 
Praise the GOD of our salvation ; 

Hosts on high, 1 1 is power proclaim; 

Heaven and earth, and all ereation. 
Laud and magnify His Name ! Anion. 



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'Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life. 11 



OFT in danger, oft in woe, 
Onward, Christians, onward go ; 
Bear the toil, maintain the strife, 
Strengthened with the Bread of Life. 

Let not sorrow dim your eye, 
Soon shall every tear be dry ; 
Let not fear your course impede, 
Great your strength, if great your need. 

Let your drooping hearts be glad ; 
March in heavenly armour clad ; 



Fight, nor think the battle long, 
Soon shall victory wake your song. 

Onward then to glory move ; 
More than conquerors ye shall prove ; 
Though opposed by many a foe, 
Christian soldiers, onward go ! 

Hymns of glory and of praise, 
Father, unto Thee we raise: 
Holy Jesus, praise to Thee 
With the Spirit ever be. Amen. 



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FAR from my heavenly home, 
Far from my Father's breast, 
Fainting I cry, blest Spirit, come, 
And speed me to my rest. 
Mv spirit homeward turns, 
And fain would thither flee; 
My heart, () Sion, droops and yearns, 
When I remember thee. 
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To thee, to thee, T press, 

A dark and toilsome road ; 
When shall r pass the wilderness, 

And reach the saints' abode? 

God of my life, be near, 

On Thee my hopes 1 cast, 
O guide me through the desert here, 

And bring mc home at last. Amen. 



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Ever in Thy Heart to stay; 
Let me evermore abide 
Hidden in Thy wounded Side. 
If the evil one prepare, 
Or the wodd, a tempting snare, 
I am safe when I abide 
In Thy Heart and wounded Side. 



' Thou art a place to hide me in." 



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Tempt, my soul to deeds of ill, 

Naught I fear when 1 abide 

In Thy Heart and wounded Side. 

Death will come one day to me ; 

Jest;, cast me not from Thee : 

Dying let me still abide 

In Thy Heart and wounded Side. Amen. 



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TESU, my Lord, my Goo. my all, 
lVTOUR, when 1 call ; 
Hear me, and fmm Thy dwelling place 
Pour down the riches of Thy grace; 
my Lord, I Thee adore, 
O make me love Thee more and more. 
Ju8U, too Into I Thee have souiht, 
How can I love Thee as I ought ''. 
And how extol Thy matchless fame, 
The irlorious beauty of Thy Name ? 
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of Thee." 

what didst Thou find in me. 
That Thou hast dealt so lovingly? 

How great the joy that Thou hast brought, 
So for exceeding hope or thought! 
Jesu, my Lonn. &c. 

4 Thee shall he my Bong, 
To Thee my heart and soul belong; 
All that 1 have or am is Thine, 
And Thou, blest Saviour, Thou art mine; 
,Ti st-, my Loun, I Thee adore, 
O make me love Thee more and more. 
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JESU, Lover of my soul, 
Let me to Thy Bosom fly, 
While the gathering waters roll, 
While the tempest still is high : 
Hide mo, O my Saviour, hide, 
Till the storm of life be past; 
Safe into the haven guide, 
O receive my soul at last. 



Other refuge have I none ; 

Hangs my helpless soul on Thee: 
Leave, ah ! leave me not alone, 

Still support and comfort me. 
All my trust on Thee is stayed, 

All my help from Thee I bring; 
Cover my defenceless head 

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Plenteous grace with Thee is found, 

Grace to cleanse from every sin ; 
Let the healing streams abound, 

Make and keep me pure within; 
Thou of Life the Fountain art, 

Freely let me take of Thee; 
Spring Thou up within my heart, 

iiise to all eternity. Amen. 



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JERUSALEM, my happy home, 
fj Name ever dear to me, 
When shall my labours have an end? 

Thy joys when shall I see ? 
When shall these eyes Thy heaven-built 

And pearly gates behold ? [walls 

Thy bulwarks, with salvation strong, 

And streets of shining gold ? 
Apostles, Martyrs, Prophets, there 

Around my Saviour stand : 



before the presence of God ? ' ' 
And all I love in Christ below 

Will join the glorious band. 
Jerusalem, my happy home, 

When shall I come to thee? 
When shall my labours have an end? 

Thy joys when shall I see ? 
O Christ, do Thou my soul prepare 

For that bright home of love ; 
That I may see Thee and adore, 

With all Thy saints above. Amen. 



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' Put on the whole armour of God ? " 



SOLDIERS of Christ, arise, 
And put your armour on, 
Strong in the Btrength which God supplies 

Through His eternal Sox ; 

Strong in the Loud of Hosts, 

And in His mighty power; 
Who In the strength of Jksus trusts 

Is more than conqueror. 

Stand then in His great might, 

With all His strength endued; 
And take, to arm you for the fight, 

The panoply of God. 



From strength to strength go on, 

Wrestle, and fight, and pray ; 
Tread all the powers of darkness down, 

And win the well-fought day. 

Tlnit having all things done, 

And all your conflicts past, 
Ye may obtain, through Christ alone, 

A crown of joy at last. 

Jf.SU, Eternal Son, 

We praise Thee and adore, 
Who art with God the Father One 

And Spirit evermore. Amen. 
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41 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God." 



THERE is a blessed Home 
Beyond this land of woe, 
Where trials never come, 
Nor tears of sorrow flow ; 
"Where faith is lost in sight, 
And patient hope is crowned, 
And everlasting light 
Its glory throws around. 

There is a land of peace, 
Good angels know it well, 
Glad songs that, never cease 
Within its portals swell ; 
Around its glorious Throne, 
Ten thousand saints adore 
Christ, with the Father One 
And SriuiT evermore. 
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O joy all joys beyond, 

To see the Lamb Who died, 

And count each sacred Wound 

In Hands, and Feet, and Side; 

To give to Him the praise 

Of every triumph won. 

And sing through endless days 

The great things He hath done. 

Look up ye saints of God, 

Not- fear to tread !><'iow- 

The path your SAVIOUR trod 

Of daily toil and woe ; 

Wait but a little while 

In uncomplaining love, 

His own most gracious smile 

Shall welcome you above. Amoa, 



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'Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.'" 



LORD, as to Thy dear Cross we flee, 
And plead to be forgiven, 
So let Thy life our pattern be, 

And form our souls for heaven. 
Help us, through good report and ill, 

Our daily cross to bear ; 
Like Thee, to do onr Father's will, 

Our brethren's griefs to share. 
Let grace our selfishness expel, 

Our earthliness refine ; 



And kindness in our bosoms dwell, 

As free and true as Thine. 
If joy shall at Thy bidding fly, 

And griefs dark day come on, 
We in our turn would meekly cry, 

"Father, Thy wili be done. 1 ' 
Kept peaceful in the midst of strife, 

Forgiving and forgiven ; 
O may we lead the pilgrim's life. 

And follow Thee to heaven. Amea. 



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\7 E servants of the Lord, 
1 Eacli in His office, wait, 

Observant of His heavenly word, 
And watchful at II is gate. 
Lei all your lamps b • bright, 
And ti i:n the g ilden flam i ; 

Gird up your Loins us in His sight, 
For awful is His Name. 
Watch ! 'tis your Lord's command, 
And while we speak He's near; 

Mark the first signal of His baud, 
And ready all appear. 



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He shall bis Lord with rapture see, 

And be with honour crowned. 

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And raise that faithful servant's head 

Amid His angel-band. 

All glory, Lord, to Thee, 

Whom heaven and earth adore; 
To Fathkr, Son, and Holy Ghost, 

Oue God for evermore. Anion. 
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HOW sweet the Name of Jesus sounds 
In a believer's ear ! 
Ic soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds, 

And drives away his fear. 
It makes the wounded spirit whole, 

And calms the troubled breast ; 
'Tis manna to the hungry soul, 

And to the weary rest. 
Dear Name ! the rock on which I build, 

My shield and hiding-place, 
My never-failing treasury filled 

With boundless stores of grace. 



believe, He is precious. 11 

Jesus! my Shepherd, Husband, Friend, 

My Prophet, Priest, and King, 
My Lord, my Life, my Way, mine End, 

Accept the praise I bring. 
Weak is the effort of my heart, 

And cold my warmest thought ; 
But when I see Thee as Thou art, 

I'll praise Thee as I ought. 
Till then I would Thy love proclaim 

With every fleeting breath ; 
And may the music of Thy Name 

Refresh my soul in death. Amen. 



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OLORD, how happy should we be 
If we could cast our care on Thee, 

If we from self could n BJ ; 
And feel :it heart that One above 
In perfect wisdom, perfect love, 

Is working for the best. 
How far from this our daily life, 
How oft disturbed by anxious strife, 

By sudden wild alarms ; 
<>!u could we bni relinquish all 

Our earthly props, and simply £ all 

On Thine Almighty arms ! 
Could we but kneel and cast our load, 
L'cn while we pray, upon ourGOD, 

Then rise with lightened cheer; 
130 



Sure that the Fatiikr, Who is nigh 
To still tht! famished raven's cry, 

Will hear in that we fear. 
We cannot J rust Him as we should; 
So chafes weak nature's restless mood 

To cast its peace away ; 
But birds and flowerets round us preach, 
All. all the presenl evil teach 

Sufficient for the day. 
Lord, make these faithless hearts of ours 
Such Lessons learn from birds and flowers; 

Make them from self to cease, 
Leave all things to a Fatiikr 8 will, 
And taste, before Him lying still, 

E'en in affliction peace. Ameu. 



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OHELP us, Lord; each hour of need 
Thy heavenly succour give ; 
Help us in thought, and word, and deed, 
Each hour on earth we live. 

O help us when our spirits bleed 

With contrite anguish sore ; 
And when our hearts are cold and dead, 

O help us, Lord, the more. 



O help us through the prayer of faith 

More firmly to believe ; 
For still the more the servant hath, 

The more shall he receive. 

O help us, Jesu, from on high ; 

We know no help but Thee ; 
O help us so to live and die 

As Thine in heaven to be. Amen. 



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OLORD, how joyful 'tis to see 
Tbe brethren join in love to Thee ; 
On Thee alone their heart relies, 
Their only strength Thy grace supplies. 

How sweet within Thy holy place 
With one accord to sing Thy grace, 
Besieging Thine attentive ear 
With all the force of fervent prayer. 

O may we love the House of God 
Of peace and joy the blest abode ; 



O may no angry strife destroy 

That sacred peace, that holy joy. 

The world without may nitre, but we 
Will only cling more close to Thee, 
With hearts to Thee more wholly given 
More ireaned from earth, more fixed on 
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LOBD, shower upon us from Above 
The sacred gift of mutual love ; 
Each other's wants may we supply, 
An«l reign together In the sky. Amen. 
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JESU, meek and gentle, 
Son of God most high, 
Pitying, loving Saviour, 
Hear Thy children's cry. 
Pardon our offences, 
Loose our captive chains, 
Break down every idol 
Which our soul detains. 

Give us holy freedom, 
Fill our hearts with love ; 
Draw us, Holy Jksus ! 
To the realms above. 



" Lord, save us.'* 
Lead us on our journey, 

Be Thyself the Way Jesu, meek and gentle, 

Through terrestrial darkness Son of God most high, 
To celestial day. Pitying, loving Saviour, 



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OLET him, whose sorrow 
No relief can find, 
Trust in God, and borrow 

Base for heart and mind. 
Where the mourner weeping 

Sheds the secret tear, 
God His watch is keeping 

Though no-)" else is near. 
God will never leave thee, 

All thy want.; lie knows, 
Feels the p:iius that grieve thee, 

Bees thy cares and woes. 
Raise thine eyes to heaven 

When thy spirits quail, 
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When by tempests driven, 

Heart and courage fail. 
When in grief we languish 

He will dry the tear, 
Who his children's anguish 

Soothes with succour near. 
All our woe and sadness, 

Tn this world below, 
Balance not the gladness 

AVe in heaven shall know. 
Jksu, Holy Saviour, 

In the realms above 
Crown us with Thy favour, 

Fill us with Thy love. Amen. 



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CHRIST will gather in His own 
To the place where He is gone, 
Where their heart and treasure lie, 
Where our life is hid on high. 
Day by day the Voice s.iith, •' Come, 
Enter thine eternal home ;"' 
Asking not if we can spare 
This dear soul it summons there. 
Had He asked us, well we know 
We should cry, Oh spare this blow ! 



Yes, with streaming tears should pray, 
"Lord we love him, let him stay.' 1 
But the Lord doth nought amiss, 
And. since He hath ordered this, 
We li ive naught to do but still 
Rest in silence on His will. 
Many a heart no longer here, 
Ah ! was all too inly dear ; 
Yet. O Love, 'tis Thou dost call, 
Thou wilt be our All iu all. Amen. 



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C\ OD moves in a mysterious way 

IT Mis wonders to perform : 

He plinth His footsteps in the sea, 

And rides upon the storm. 
I' d in unfathomable mines 

Of nerer-failing skill 
He treasures no His bright designs, 

And works His sovereign will. 
Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take, 

The clouds ye so much dread 



Are bier with morcy, and shall break 

In blessings on your head. 
Judee not the Lord bv feeble sense, 

But trust Him for His grace : 
Behind a frowning providence 

lie hides a smiling 
Blind unbelief is sun I 

And scan His work in vain; 
Goo is His own inter] 

And He will make it plain. Amen, 
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" Worthy is the Lamr that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and 
Strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing!" 



.r With (iou the Father everOne, 

Came down to suffer, and lo die: 
For love cf sinful man He bore 
Our human griefs and troubles sore, 

Our load of guilt and misery. 
Sin:: out, ye saints of God, and praise 
The I. ami; who died, His flock to raise 

From siu and everlasting woe : 
With angels round the throne above, 
O toll the wondera of His love, 

The joys that from His mercy How 

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Tn darkest shades of ni^ht we lay 
Without abeam to guide our way. 

Or hope of aught beyond the grave; 
r.nt He hath broughl us life and light, 
And opened heaven to our sight, 

And lives forever strong to save. 

Rejoice, ye saints ofOon, rejoice; 
Sing out, and praise with cheerful voice 

The Lamb Whom heaven and earth adores 
To Him Who gave His only Son, 
To Gon the Spirit, with Them One, 

Be praise and glory evermore. Amen. 



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LET every heart exulting beat 
With joy at Jesus Name of bliss ; 
With every pure delight replete 
And passing sweet its music is. 

Jesus the comfortless consoles, 
Jhsus each sinful fever quells, 
Jksus the power of hell controls, 
Jesus each deadly foe repels. 

O speak His glorious Name abroad! 
Jesus let every tongue confess, 



Let every heart and voice accord 
The Healer of our souls to bless. 

Jesu, the sinner's Friend, abide 
With us, and hearken to our prayer; 
Thy frail and erring wanderers guide, 
In mercy our transgressions spare. 

All might, all glory be to Thee, 
Refulgent with this Name Divine ; 
All honour, worship, majesty, 
Jesu, for evermore be Thine. Amen. 



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41 The everlasting Father, 

TO CHRIST, the Prince of peace 
And Son of Gon most high, 
The Father of the world to come, 
We lift our joyful cry. 

Deep in His heart for us 

The wound of love He bore. 
That lore which still he kindles in 
The hearts that Him adore. 

O Jesu. Victim blest. 
What else but love divine 



, the Prince of pcaee.' 

Could Thee constrain to open thus 
That sacred Heart of Thine \ 

O Fount of endless lif.>. 
Spring of water cl< ar ! 
O flame celestial, cleansing •• 11 
Who unto Thee draw n< 

Hide me in Thv dear Heart, 
For thither do I fly ; 
There seekThy grace through life, in death 
Thine immortality. Amen. 

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Christ ; and He shall reij 

JESUS shall reign where 1 er the sun 
Doth his successive journeys run ; 
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore, 
Till moons shall wax and wane no more. 
People and realms of every tongue 
Dwell on His love with sweetest song, 
And infant voices shall proclaim 
Their early blessings on His Name. 



the kingdoms of our Lord and of His 
;n for ever and ever. 1 ' 

Blessings abound where'er He reigns ; 
The prisoner leaps to lose His chains; 
The weary find eternal rest, 
And all the sons of want are blest. 
Let every creature rise and bring 
Peculiar honours to our King ; 
Angels descend with songs again, 
And earth repeat the loud Amen. Amen. 



Hymn 197. 






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" Lord, Thou hast been our Refuge from one generation to another. 1 ' 



OGOD, our help in ages past, 
Our hope for years to come, 
Our shelter from the stormy blast, 

And our eternal home! 
Beneath the shadow of Thy Throne 

Thy saints have dwelt secure; 
Sufficient is Thine Arm alone, 

And oiir defence is sure, * 

Before the hills in order stood, 

Or earth received her frame, 

From everlasting Thou art God, 

To endless years the same. 

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A thousand ages in Thy sight 

Arc like an evening gone; 
Short as the watch that ends the night 

Before the rising sun. 
Time, like an ever-rolling stream 

Bears all its sons away ; 
They fly forgotten, asa dream 

Dies at the opening day. 
O Goo, our help in ages past, 

Our hopes for years to come, 
Be Thou our guard while troubles last, 

And our eternal home. Amen. 



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'Praise the Lobd, O my soul ; and all that is within me praise His Holy Name." 

PRAISE, mv soul, the King of Heaven, 
To His feet Thy tribute bring; 
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven, 
Evermore His praises sing, 

Alleluia! Alleluia! 
Praise the everlasting King. 



Praise Him for His grace and favour 

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Slow to chide, and swift to bless; 
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Gathered in from every race: 
Allelnial Alleluia! 
Praise with us the God of grace. Amen, 



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OLOVE divine, how sweet thou art ! 
When shall I find my willing heart 
All taken up by Thee ? 
I thirst, I faint, I die to prove 
The greatness of redeeming love, 
The love of Christ to me ! 

Stronger His Jove than death or hell ; 
Its riches are unsearchable ; 

The first-born sons of light 
Desire in vain its depths to see ; 
They cannot reach tho mystery, 

The length and breadth and height. 

Gon only knows the love of God ; 
O that it now were shed abroad 

In this poor stony heart ! 
For love I sigh, for love I pine ; 
This only portion. Lord, be mine, 

Be mine this better part. 

For ever would T take my seat 
With Mary at the Mastkr's feet 

Be this my happy choice; 
My only care, delight, and bliss, 
My j«y, my heaven on earth, be this, 

To hear the Bridegroom's voice. Ame*. 



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"VTEARER, my God, to Thee, 
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That raise Lh me, 
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Nearer, my God, to Thee, 

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N earer to Thee I Amen. 

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" Thy "Word is a lantern unto my 

LORD, Thy Word abideth, 
And our footsteps guideth ; 
Who its truth believeth 
Light and joy receiveth. 
When our foes are near us, 
Then Thy Word doth cheer us, 
Word of consolation, 
Message of salvation. 
When the storms are o'er us, 
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feet, and a light unto my paths." 
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Lord, may love and fear Thee, 
Evermore be near Thee ! Amen. 



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WONDROUS type, O vision fair 
Of glory that the Chnrch shall share, 
Which CUBIST upon the mountain shows, 
Where brighter than the sun lie glows! 
From age to age. the tale declare, 
How with the three disciples there, 
Where Moses and Elias meet, 
The Lobd bolds converse high and sweet. 
The Law and Prophets there have place, 
Two chosen witnesses of grace ; 
The Father's voice from out the cloud 
Proclaims His Only Sox aloud. 



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Christ deigns to manifest to-day 
Whal glory shall be theirs above 
Who joy in God with perfect love. 
And faithful hearts are raised on high 
By this great vision's mystery, 
For which in joyful strains we raise 
The voice of prayer, the hymn of praise, 
o FaTHbb, with the Eternal Son 
And HOLY SPIBIT, ever One, 
Vouchsafe to bring ns by Thy grace 
To see Thy glory face to face. Amen. 



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the bread which we break, is it not the communion of the Body of Christ? 1 ' 



V'O'W, my tongue, the mystery telling 
IN Of the glorious Body sing, 
And the Blood, all price excelling, 

Which the Gentiles 1 Lord and King, 
In a Virgin's womb once dwelling, 

Shed for this world's ransoming. 

Given for us, and condescending 

To be born for us below, 
He with men in converse blending 

D\v It the seed of truth to sow, 
Tiil lit- closed with wondrous ending 

His most patient life of woe. 



That last night, at supper lying, 
'Mid the Twelve, His chosen band, 

Jfsus, with the law complying, 
Keeps the feast its rites demand; 

Then, more precious Food supplving, 
Gives Himself with His own Hand. 



WoRD-made-Flesh true bread He maketa 
By His word His Flesh to be ; 

Wine, His Blood ; which whoso taketh 
Must from carnal thoughts be free; 

Faith alone, though sight forsaketh, 
Shows true hearts tho mystery. 

Therefore we, before Him bending, 
This great Sacrament revere ; 

Types and shadows have their ending, 
For tho newer rite is here : 

Faith, our outward sense befriending, 
Makes our inward vision clear. 



Glory let us give, and blessing, 

To the Father and the E 
Honour, might, and praise addressing, 

While eternal ages run ; 
Ever too. His love confessing, 
AY ho from Both with Bothls One. 

Amen. 
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Hymn 204. Ibolp Communion. 




MY GOD, and is Thy table spread, 
And doth Thy cup with love o'crflow? 
Thither be all Thy children led, 
And let them all Thy sweetness know. 
Hail, sacred Feast, which Jksus makes, 
Rich banquet of His Flesh and Blood ! 
Thrice happy he who here partakes 
That sacred stream, that heavenly food. 
Why are its dainties all in vain 
Before unwilling hearts displayed ? 



" Come, for all things are now ready. 11 



Was not for them the Victim slain ? 
Are they forbid the children's bread? 
O let Thy table honoured be, 
And furnished well with joyful guests ; 
And may each soul salvation see 
That here its sacred pledges tastes. 
To Fathkr, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
The God Whom heaven and earth adore, 
From men and from the angel-host 
Be praise and glory evermore. Amen. 



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Ever may our souls be fed 
With this true and living Bread : 
Day by day with strength supplied 
Through the life of Him Who died. 
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Vine of heaven, Thy Blood supplies 

This blest cup of sacrifice; 

LORD, Thy Wounds our healing give, 

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Grafted, rooted, built in Thee. 



Hymn 206. J£>oip Communion. 




'Jesus said unto them, I am the Bread of Life.' 



THEE we adore, O hidden Saviour, Thee, 
Who in Thy Sacrament dost deign to 
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Both flesh and spirit at Thy presence fail, 
Yet here Thy presence we devoutly hail. 

O blest Memorial of our dying Lord, 
Who living Bread to men doth here afford! 
O may our souls for ever feed on Thee, 
And Thou, O Christ, for ever precious be. 

Hymn 207. 



Fountain of Goodness, Jesu.Lord and God. 
Cleanse us, unclean, with Thy most cleans- 
ing Blood ; 
Increase our faith and love, that we may 
know [sence flow. 

The hope and peace which from Thy pre- 
O Christ, Whom now beneath a veil we see, 
May what we thrist for soon our portion he, 
To gaze on Thee, and see with unveiled face 
The vision of Thy glory and Thy grace. 
Amen. 




My Flesh is meat indeed, and My Blood is drink indeed." 

Our meat, the Body of the Lord, 

Our drink, His precious Blood. 
Thus may we all Thy words obey, 

For we, O God, are Thine, 
And go rejoicing on our way, 

Kenewed with strength divine. 
T« Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 

The God Whom we adore, 
Be glory, as it was, is now, 

And shall be evermore. Amen. 
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0GOD, unseen yet ever near, 
Thy presence may we feel ; 
And. thus inspired with holy fear, 

Before Thine Altar kneel. 
Here may Thy faithful people know 

The blessings of Thy love, 
The streams that through the desert flow, 

The manna from above. 
We come, obedient to Thy word, 

To feast on heavenly Food ; 



Hymn 208. 



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* Ask, and it shall be given you ; seek, and ye shall find ; knock, and it shall be 
opened unto you. 11 
, FATHER, Thou Who hast created all 
In wisest love, we pray, 
Look on this babe, who at Thy gracious call 

Is entering on life's way. 
Bend o'er it now with blessing fraught, 
And make Thou something out of naught. 

O Father, hear! 
O Son of Gon, Who diedst for us, behold 

We bring our child to Thee, 
Thou tender Shepherd take it to Tby fold, 

Thine own for aye to be ; 
Defend it through this earthly strife, 
And lead it on the path of life, 

O Son of God ! 
O Holy Ghost, Who broodest o'er the wave, 

Descend upon this child ; 
Give it undying life, its spirit lave 

With waters undefiled ; 
Grant it while yet a babe to be 
A child of (J on, a home for Thee, 

() Holy G-HOSTl 
O Triune God, what Thou command 1 st is done. 

We speak, but Thine the mighl ; 
This child hath scarce yet seen our earthly sun, 

Yet pour on iyfhy light, 
In faith and hope, in joy and love, 
Thou Sun of all below, above, 

O Triune God ! Amen. 
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Hymn 209. 



•Baptism. 




"The washing of regeneration." 



JfVIS done ; that new and heavenly hirth 

1 Which re-creates the sons of earth, 
And cleanses from the guilt of sin 
The souls whom Jesus died to win. 

'Tis done; the Cross upon the brow 
Is marked for weal or sorrow now ; 
To shine wilh heavenly lustre bright, 
Or burn in everlasting night. 
O ye who brought that babe to-day 
Within a Saviour's arms to lay, 
Watch well and guard with careful eye 
The heir of immortality. 



Teach it to know a Father's love, 
And seek for happiness above, 
To Christ its heart and treasure give, 
And in the Spirit ever live. 

That so before the judgment-seat 
In joy and triumph ye may meet ; 
The battle fought, the struggle o'er, 
The kingdom yours for evermore. 

Praise Gon from Whom all hlessings flow, 
Praise Him, all creatures here below ; 
Praise Him above, angelic host ; 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 
Amen. 



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\ \ With Christ we buried lie ; 

But 'tis not in the darksome cave 
By mournful Calvary. 

The pure and bright baptismal flood 

Entombs our nature's stain ; 
New creatures from the cleansing wavo 

With Chbibt wo rise again. 



Thrice blest, if, through this world of sin, 

And lust, and selfish ear.'. 
Our resurrection-mantle white 

And undeliled we Wear 
Thrice blest, if, through the gate of dcatk, 
Vxlorioua a1 last and free, 
We to our joyful rising pass, 
O Risen Lord, with Thee. Amen. 
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Hymn 211. 



Confirmation. 




" The Comforter which 

COME Holy Ghost, Creator blest, 
Vouchsafe within our souls to rest; 
Come with Thy grace and heavenly aid, 
And fill the hearts which Thou hast made. 
O Comforter, to Thee we cry ; 
Thou Heavenly gift of God most high ; 
Thou Fount of life, and Fire of love, 
And sweet Anointing from above. 
O Finger of the Hand divine, 
The sevenfold gifts of grace are Thine; 
The promise of the Father Thou, 
Who dost the tongue with power endow. 
Thy light to every sense impart, 
And shed Thy love in every heart ; 



is the Holy Ghost." 
The weakness of our flesh supply 
With strength and courage from on high. 
Drive far away our ghostly foe, 
And peace for evermore bestow ; 
If Thou be our preventing Guide, 
No evil can our steps betide. 
O Holy Ghost, through Thee alone 
We know the Father and the Son : 
Be this our never-changing creed, 
That Thou dost from Them Both proceed. 
Praise we the Father and the Son, 
And Holy Spirit with them One : 
And may the Son on us bestow 
The gifts that from the Spirit flow. Amen. 



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THE voice that breathed o'er Eden, 
That earliest wedding day, 
The primal marriage blessing, 

It hath not passed away : 
Still in the pure espousal 

Of Christian man and maid 
The Holy Tiikee are with us, 

The three-fold grace is said. 
For dower of blessed children, 

For love and faith's sweet sake, 
For high mysterious union 

Which nought on earth may break, 
Be present, awfnl Father, 

To give away this bride, 
As Eve Thou gavest to Adam 

Out of his own pierced side. 
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" A threefold cord is not quickly broken 



Be present, Son of Mary, 

To join their loving hands, 
As thou didst bind two natures 

In thine eternal bands ; 
Be present. Holiest Spirit, 

To bless them as they' kneel, 
As Thou for Christ, the Bridegroom, 

The heavenly spouse dost seal. 
O spread Thy pure wing o'er them, 

Let no ill power find place, 
When onward to Thine Altar 

The hallowed path they trace. 
To cast their crowns before Thee, 

In perfect sacrifice, 
Till to the home of gladness 
With Christ's own Bride they rise. Amen, 






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And sweet the festal lay, 
When Jesus deigned in Tana's hall 
To bless the marriage day. 

And happy was the Bride, 
And glad the Bridegroom's heart, 
For He Who tarried at their side 
Bade grief and ill depart. 

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The water vessels knew ; 
And plenteous was the mystic wine 
The wondering servants drew. 



and His disciples, to the marriage." 
O Loan of life and love, 
Come Thou again to-day ; 
And bring a blessing from above 
That ne'er shall pass away. 

Oh, bless, as erst of old, 
The Bridegroom and the Bride ; 
Bless with the holier stream that flowed 
Forth from Thy pierced Side. 

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This mercy we implore : 
As Thou dost knit them, Lord, in one, 
So bless them evermore. Amen. 



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From earth, in heaven to reign, 
He formed one holy Church to last 

Till He should come again. 
His twelve Apostles first He made 

His ministers of grace ; 
And they their hands on others laid, 
To fill in turn their place. 



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His grace was handed on ; 
And still the h >ly Church is here, 

mgh her Loru is gone. 
L t those find pardon, Lokd, from Thee, 

Whose love to her is cold ; 
Bring wanderers in, and let there be 
Oue Shepherd and one fold. Amen. 
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And Thine ordained servants bless ; 
Graces and gifts to each supply. 
And clothe thy priests with righteousness. 

Within Thy temple when they stand, 
To teach the truth as taught by Thee, 
Saviour, like stars in Thy right hanjd, 
Let all Thy Church's pastors be. 

Wisdom, and zeal, and love impart, 
Firmness and meekness from above, 



To bear Thy people in their heart, 

And love the souls whom Thou dost love. 

To love, and pray, and never faint, 
By day and night their guard to keep, 
To warn the sinner, form the saint, 
To feed Thy lambs, and tend Thy sheep. 

So, when their work is finished here, 
They may in hope their charge resign 
So, when their Master shall appear, 
They may with crowns of glory shine. 
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The sevenfold gifts of grace are Thine, 
And kindled by Thy hidden fires 
The soul to highest aims aspires. 

Thy Priests with wisdom, Loud, endue, 
Their hearts with love and zeal renew ; 
Turn all their weakness into might, 
O Thou the source of life and light. 

Spirit of truth, on us bestow 
The faith in all its power to know 

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That with the saints of ages gone 
And those to come, we may be one. 

Protect Thy Church from every foe, 
And peace, the fruit of love, bestow; 
(Jon vert the worM, make all confess 
The glories of Thy righteousness. 

All praise to God the Father be, 
All praise, Eternal Son, to Thee, 
Whom with the Spirit we adore 
For ever and for evermore. Amen, 



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FROM Greenland's icy mountains, 
From India's coral strand, 
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Roll down their golden sand, 
From many an ancient river, 
From many a palmy plain, 
Tlipy call us to deliver 

Their land from error's chain. 

What though the spicy hreezes 

Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle, 
Though every prospect pleases, 

And only man is vile : 
In vain with lavish kindness 

Thy gifts of Goi> are strown, 
The heathen in his hliudness 

Bows down to wood and stone. 

Can we whose souls are lighted 
With wisdom from on high, 
Can we to men heni^hted 

The lamp of life deny ? 

Salvation] oh, Salvation! 

The joyful sound proclaim, 
Till eacli remotest nation 
Has learnt Messiah* a Name. 

"SVaft, waft, ye winds, His story, 

And you, ye waters, roll, 
Till like a sea of glory 

It spreads from pole to pole; 
Till o'er our ransomed nature 

The LAMB for sinners slain, 
Redeemer, King, Creator, 

In hliss returns to reign. Amen. 



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The labourers few indeed. 
Therefore we come before Thee now 

With words of humble prayer, 
Beseeching of Thy love that Thou 

Would'st send more labourers there. 
Not for our land alone we pray, 
Though that above the rest, 
The realms and islands far away, 
O let them all be blest. 

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Hymn 219. 



Endue the Bishops of Thy flock 

With wisdom and with grace, 
Against false doctrine, like a rock, 

To set the heart and face. 
To all Thy Priests Thy truth reveal, 

And make Thy judgments clear; 
Make Thou Thy Deacons full of zeal, 

And humble, and sincere. 
Give to their flocks a lowly mind 

To hear and to obey ; 
That each and all may mercy find 

At Thine appearing day Amen. 
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GOD of grace, O lot Thy light 
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Like the day-spring on the night 

Bid Thy grace to shine. 
To the nations led astray 
Thine eternal love display; 
Let Thy Truth direct their way 

Till the world be Thine. 
Praise to Thee, the faithful Lord; 
Let all tongues i;i glad accord 
Learn the good thanksgiving word, 

Ever praising Thee. 



Let them moved to gladness sing. 
Owning Thee their Judge and King; 
Righteous Truth shall bloom and spring 

Where Thy rule shall be. 
Praise to Thee all-faithful Lokd; 
Let all tongues in glad accord 
Speak the good thanksgiving word, 

Heart-rejoicing praise. 
So the fruitful earth's increase, 
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Furthest, lands shall own His fear, 
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Hear us, "we humbly pray, 
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Sheds not its glorious ray 

Let there be light ! 
Thou, Who didst come to bring 
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Healing and sight, 
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Sight to the inly blind, 
Oh, now to all mankind 

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Spirit of truth and love, 
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Lo, the Book, exactly worded, 
Wherein all hath been recorded ! 
Thence shall judgment be awarded. 
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And each hidden deed arraigneth, 
Nothing unavenged remaineth. 
What shall I, frail man, be pleading, 
Who for me be interceding, 
When the just are mercy needing? 
King of majesty tremendous, 
Who dost free salvation send us, 
Fount of pity then befriend us ! 



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Faint and weary Thou hast sought me, 
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Righteous Judge ! for sin's pollution 
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O hear us when we cry to Thee 

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COME, ye thankful people, come, 
Raise the song of Harvest Home ! 
All is safely gathered in. 
Ere the winter-storms begin ; 
God. our Maker, doth provide 
For our wants to b<> supplied; 
Come to God's own Temple, come ; 
Raise the song of Harvest Hume ! 

What is earth but God's own field, 
Fruit unto His praise to yield t 
Wheat and tares therein are sown, 
Unto joy or sorrow grown ; 
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Holy grain and pure may be, 
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For we know that Thou wilt come, 
And wilt take Thy people home ; 
From Thy field will purge away 
All that (loth offend, that day; 
And Thine Angels charge at last 
In the fire the tares to cast, 
Bat the fruitful ears to store 
In Thy garner evermore. 

Come then. Lord of mercy, come, 
Bid us sing Thy Harvest Home! 

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" Who giveth food to all flesh 

PRAISE, O praise our God and King ! 
Hymns of adoration sing ; 

For His mercies still endure 

Ever faithful, ever sure. 
Praise Him that He made the Sun 
Day by day his course to run ; 

For His mercies still endure 

Ever faithful, ever sure : 
And the silver Moon by night, 
Shining with her gentle light ; 

For His mercies still endure 

Ever faithful, ever sure. 
Praise Him that He gave the rain 
To mature the swelling grain ; 

For His mercies still endure 

Ever faithful, ever sure : 
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Crops of precious increase yield ; 
For His mercies still endure 
Ever faithful, ever sure. 
Praise Him for our Harvest-store, 
He hath filled the Garner-floor: 
For His mercies still endure 
Ever faithful, ever sine : 
And for richer Food than this, 
Pledge of everlasting bliss ; 
For His mercies still endure 
Ever faithful, ever sure. 
Glory to our Bounteous King! 
Glory let creation sing ! 

Glory to the Father, Son, 
And Blest Spirit,Three in One. Amen. 
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Whose tfifis;ill creatures share, 
The rolling seasons as they move 

Proclaim Thy constant care. 
When in the bosom of the earth 

The sower hid the, grain, 
Thy goodness marked its secret birth, 

And sent the early rain. 
The spring's sweet influence, Lord, was 
The seasons knew Thy call ; [Thine, 
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The summer dews to fall. 
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Thy gifts of mercy from above 

Matured the swelling grain ; 
And now the harvest crowns Thy love, 

And plenty fills the plain. 
Oh, ne'er may our forgetful hearts 

O'erlook Thy bounteous care ; 
But what our Father's Hand impart* 

Still own in praise and prayer. 
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 

The God Whom we adore, 
Be glory, as it was, is now. 

And shall be evermore. Amen. 



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LORD of the harvest, once again 
We thank Thee for the ripened grain; 
For crops safe carried, sent to cheer 
Thy servants through another year ; 
For all sweet holy thoughts supplied 
By seed-time, and by harvest-tide. 

The hare dead grain, in autumn sown, 
Its robe of vernal green puts on ; 
Glad from its wintry grave it springs, 
Fresh garnished by the King of Kings : 
So, Loud, to those who sleep in Thee 
Shall new and glorious bodies be. 



Nor vainly of Thy Word we ask 
A lesson from the reaper's task : 
So shall Thine angels issue forth ; 
The tares be burnt ; the just of earth, 
To wind and storm exposed no more, 
Be gathered to their Father's store. 

Daily. O Lord, our prayers be said, 
As Thou hast taught, for daily bread; 
But not alone our bodies feed, 
Supply our fainting spirits' need ; 
O Bread of Life, from day to day 
Be Thou their Comfort, Food, and Stay! 
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WHAT our Father does is well ; 
Blessed truth His children teUl 
Though He send, for plenty, want, 
Though the harvest-store be scant, 
Yet we rest upon His love, 
Seekiug better things above. 

What our Father does is well; 
Shall the wilful heart rebel? 
If a blessing He withhold, 
In the field, or in the fold, 
Is it not Himself to be 
All our Store eternally? 



. . . yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will 
my salvation." 

What our Father docs is well; 
Though He sadden hill and dell, 
Upward yet our praises rise 
For the strength His Word supplies; 
He has called us sons of God, 
Can we murmur at His rod ? 
What our Father does is well : 
May the thought within us dwell ; 
Though nor milk nor honey flow 
In our barren Canaan now, 
God can save us in our need, 
God can bless us, God can feed. 



Therefore, unto Him we raise 
Hymns of glory, songs of praise ; 
To the Father, and the Son, 
And the Spirit, Three in One, 
Honour, might, and glory be, 
Now, and through eternity. Amen. 



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T ORD JESUS, God and Man, 

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Tin; Very God, yet born on earth 

Of Mary undefiled ; 

Lord Jesus, God and Man, 

In this our festal day 
To Then for precious pftfl of grace 

Thy ransomed people pray. 

We pray for childlike hearts, 

For gentle holy love. 
For strength to do Thy will below 

As angels do above. 

We pray f<>v simple faith, 

For hope that never faints, 
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With all Thy blessed Saints. 

On friends around us here 

O let Thy blessing fall ; 
We pray for grace to love them well, 

But Thee beyond them all. 

O joy to live for Thee ! 

O joy in Thee to die! 
O very joy of joys to see 

Thy Face eternally. 

Lord Jesus, God and Man, 
We praise Thee and adore, 
Who art with Gon the Father One, 
And Spirit evermore. Amen 



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Things that to the wise were sealed. 
Martyrs, in a noble host, 
Of the cross are heard to boast ; 
Oh, that. we our cross may bear, 
And a crown of glory wear. 
God eternal, mighty King, 
Unto Thee our praise we bring ; 
To the Father, and the Son, 
And the Spirit, Three in One. Amen. 



" Out of the mouth of babes and 

GOD eternal, mighty King, 
Unto Thee our praise we bring ; 
All the earth doth worship Thee, 
We amid the throng would be. 
Holy, Holy, Holy ! cry 
Angels round Thy throne on high : 
Lord of all the heavenly powers, 
Be the same loud anthem ours. 
Glorified Apostles raise 
Night and day continual praise ; 
Hast not Thou a mission too 
For Thy children here to do ? 



Hymn 230 




" Jesus increased in wisdom and stature 

0ITOLY Lord, content to dwell 
In a poor home, a lowly Child, 
With meek obedience noting well 
Each bidding of Thy Mother"mild ; 
Lead every child that bears Thy Name 
To w.ilk in Thy pure upright way, 
To shun the paths of sin and shame, 
And humbly, like Thyself, obey. 
Let not this world's unhallowed glow 
The fresh baptismal dew efface, 



and in favour with God and man." 
Nor blast of sin too roughly blow, 
And quench the trembling flame of grace 
Gather Thy lambs within Thine arm. * 
And gently in Thy bosom bear. 
Prot* cl them still from hurt and harm, 
And bid them rest for ever there. 
So shall they, waiting here below, 
Like Thee, their Loud, a little span, 
In wisdom and in stature grow, 
And favour both with God and man. 
Amen. 
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Our thankful hearts incline ; 
"What can we render. Lord, to Thee, 

When all the worlds are Thine ? 
But Thou hast needy brethren here, 

Partakers of Thy grace. 
Whose names Thou wilt Thyself confess 
Before the Father's face. 



of the least of these My brethren, ye have 
unto Me.' 1 

And in their accents of distress 
Thy pleading voice is heard, 
In them thou inayst be elothed, and fed 

And visited, and cheered. 
Thy face with reverence and with love 

We in Thy poor would see ; 
O may we minister to them, 
And in them, Lord, to Thee. Amen. 



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PRAISE our God to-day, 
His constant mercy bless, 
Whose love hath helped us on onr way, 
And granted us success. 



His Ann the strength imparts 
Onr daily toil to bear; 
Hia grace alone inspires our hearts 
Each other's load to share. 

() happiest work below, 
Earnest of joy above, 

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To sweeten many a cup of woe 
By deeds of holy love ! 



Lord, may it be our enoice 
This blessed rule to keep, 
''Rejoice with lliem that do rejoice, 
And weep with them that weep. 1 ' 

God of the widow, hear ! 
( lur work of mercy bless ; 
Goi> of (he fatherless, be near, 
And grant us good success. Amen. 
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"When days and nights of anxious thought 
Nor help nor counsel yet have brought; 
Then this our comfort is alone, 
That we may meet before Thy throne, 
And cry, O faithful God, to Thee 
For rescue from our misery : 

To Thee may raise our hearts and eyes, 
Repenting sore, with bitter sighs, 
And seek Thy pardon for our sin, 
And respite from our griefs within. 

For Thou hast promised graciously 
To hear all those who cry to Thee, 



unto Thee shall all flesh come.' 1 

Through Him Whose Name alone is great, 
Our Saviour and our Advocate. 

And thus we come, O Gon. to-day, 
And all our woes before Thee lay, 
For tried, afflicted, lo ! we stand, 
Perils and foes on every hand. 

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Be with us in our anguish still, 
Free us at last from every ill. 

That so with all our hearts may we 
Once more with joy give thanks to Thee, 
And walk obedient to Thy word, 
And now and ever praise the Lord. Amen. 



Hymn 234. 




God is our hope and strength, a very present help in trouble. 1 

Did ever sinner plead with Thee, 
And Thou reject his lowly plea? 
Does not Thy word still pledged remain, 
That none shall seek Thy fare in vain ? 
Then hear, O Loud, our humble cry, 
And bend on us Thy pitying eye : 
To Thee their prayer Thy people make, 
Hear us, for our Reduueb'8 sake. Amen 
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IT Afflicted at Thy feet we fall; 
When the great water floods prevail. 
Leave not our trembling hearts to fail. 
Friend of the friendless and the faint. 
Where shall we pour our sad complaint? 
Where but with Thee. Whose open door 
Invites the helpless and the poor ? 



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" The Lord shall give His people the blessing of peace." 
War. 

OGOD of love, O King of peace, [cease ; 
Make wars throughout the world to 
The wrath of sinful man restrain, 
Give peace, O God, give peace again. 

Remember, Lord, Thy works of old, 
The wonders that our fathers lold, 
Remember not our sin's dark stain, 
Give peace, O God, give peace again. 



Whom shall we trust but Thee. O Lord? 
Where rest but on Thy faithful word ? 
None ever called on Thee in vain, 
Give peace, O God, give peace again. 

Where saints and angels dwell above, 
All hearts are knit in holy love ; 
O bind us in that heavenly chain, 
Give peace, O God, give peace again. 

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Pestilence. 



IN grief and fear, to Thee, O Loud, 
We now for succour fly, 
Thine awful judgments are abroad, 
O shield us lest we die. 

The fell disease on every side 

Walks forth with tainted breath ; 

And Pestilence, with rapid stride, 
Bestrews the land with death. 



O look with pity on the scene 
Of sadness and of dread, 

And let Thine angel stand between 
The living and the dead. 

With contrite hearts to Thee, our King, 
We turn who oft have strayed ; 

Accept the sacrifice we bring, 

And let the plague be stayed. Amen. 



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T)EJOICE to-day with one accord, 
It Sing out with exultation ; 
Kejoice and praise our mighty Lord, 
Whose Arm hath Drought salvation ; 
His works of love proclaim 
The crreatness of His Name ; 
For He is Goo alone 
"Who hath His mercy shown; 
Let all His saints adore Him ! 



When in distress to Him we cried, 

He heard our sad complaining; 
Oh, trust in Him, whate'er betide, 
His love is all-sustaining; 

Triumphant songs of praise 
To Him our hearts shall raise ; 
Now every voice shall say, 
" O praise our God nlway ; " 
Let all His saints adore Him ! 



Rejoice to-day with one accord, 

Sing out with exultation ; 
Rejoice and praise our mighty Lord, 
Whose Arm hath brought salvation; 
His works of love proclaim 
The greatness of His Name ; 
For lie is G<>n alone 
Who hath His me rev shown ; 
Let all His saints adore Him ! Amen. 



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NOW thank we all our God, 
With heart, and hands, and voice*, 
Who wondrous things hath done, 
In Whom His world rejoices ; 
Who from our mother's arms 
Hath blessed us on our way 
With countless gifts of love, 

And still is ours to-day. 

Oh may this bounteous God 

Through all our life be near us, 

With ever joyful hearts 
And blessed peace to cheer us; 
And keep us in His grace, 

And guide us when perplexed, 
And free us from nil ills 

In this world and the next. 
All praise and thanks to God, 
The Fathkb, now be given, 

The Sox, and Him Who reigns 
With Them in highest heaven, 
The One eternal <i<n>. 

Whom earth and heaven adore, 
For thus it was, is now, 
And shall be evermore. Amen. 

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With Thy rod and staff, O God, 
Comfort Thou his dying bed. 



FOR Thy mercy and Thy grace 
Constant through another year, 
Hear our song of thankfulness; 
Jesu, our Redeemer, hear. 
In our weakness and distress, 
Rock of Strength, be Thou our Stay, 
In the pathless wilderness 
Be our true and living Way. 
Who of us death's awful road 
Iu the coming year shall tread, 



Make us faithful, make us pure, 

Keep us evermore Thine own, 

Help Thy servants to endure, 

Fit us for the promised crown. 

So within Thy palace gate 

We shall praise, on golden strings, 

Thee the only Potentate, 

Loan of lords, and Ki>g of kings. Amen. 



Hymn 240. 




1 And now, Lord, what is my hope ; truly my hope is even in Thee." 



THE year is gone, beyond recall, 
With all its hopes and fears. 
With i* 11 its bright and gladdening smiles, 

With all its mourner's tears ; 
Thy thankful people praise Thee, Lord, 

For countless gifts received, 
And pray for grace to keep the Faith 

"Which saints of old believed. 
To Thee we come. O grncions Lord, 

The new-born year to bl< 
Defend our land from pestilence, 

Give peace and plenteousness ; 
Forgive this nation's many sins, 

The growth of vice restrain, 



And help us all with sin to strive, 

And crowns of life to gain. 
From evil deeds thai stain the past 

We now desire to flee ; 
And pray that future years may all 

Be spent, good LOBD, for Thee. 
O Fatiikr let Thy watchful Eye 

Still look on us in love, 
That we may praise Thee, year by year, 

As angels do above. 
All Lrlory to the F.\T(ir.Rbe, 

All glory to the Sox, 
All glory. HOLT Chiost, to Thee, 

While endless ages run. Amen. 
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" The glory of Lebanon shall come unto 
box together, to beautify 

OLORD of Hosts, Whose glory fills 
Th s bounds of the eternal hills, 
And yet vouchsafes, in Christian lands, 
To dwell in temples made with hands ; 
Grant that all we, who here to-day 
Rejoicing thi ; foundation lay, 
May be in very deed Thine own, 
Built on the precious Corner-stone. 
Endue the creatures with Thy grace, 
That shall adorn Thy dwelling-place ; 
The beauty of the oak and pine, 
The gold and silver, make them Thine. 



Thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the 

the place of My sanctuary." 

To Thee they all pertain ; to Thee 
The treasures of the earth and sea ; 
And when we bring them to Thy throne, 
We but present Thee with Thine own. 
The heads that guide endue with skill, 
The hands that work preserve from ill, 
That we, who these foundations lay, 
May raise the topstone in its day. 
But now and ever, Lord, protect 
The temple of Thine own elect ; 
Be Thou in them, and they in Thee, 
O ever-blessed Trinity ! Amen. 



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WORD of God above 
Who fillest all in all, 
Hallow this house with Thy sure love, 

And bless our festival. 

Here from the Font is poured 

Grace on each guilty child ; 
The blest anointing of the Lord 

Brightens the once defiled. 

Here Ciiuist to faithful hearts 

His Body givus for food ; 
The Lamij of God Himself imparts 

The Chalice of His Blood. 

Here guilty souls that pine 

May health and pardon win ; 
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God, and this is the gate of heaven." 
The Judge acquits, and grace divine 

Restores the dead in sin. 

Yea, God enthroned on high 

Here also dwells to bless ; 
Here trains adoring souls that sigh 

His mansions to possess. 

Against this holy home 

Rude tempests harmless beat, 
And Satan's angels fiercely come 

But to endure defeat. 

All might, all praise be Thine, 

Father, co-equal Son, 
And Spirit, Bond of love divine, 

While endless ages run. Amen. 



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prepared as a bride adorued for her husband." 



BLESSED city, heavenly Salem, 
Vision dear of peace and love, 
"Who of living stones art huilded 

In the height of heaven above, 
And, with angel hosts encircled, 

As a bride to earth dost move ; 
From celestial realms descending, 

Bridal glory round thee shed, 
Meet for Him Whose love espoused thee, 

To thy Lord shalt thou be led ; 
All thy streets and all thy bulwarks 

Of pure gold are fashioned. 
Bright thy gates of pearl are shining, 

They are open evermore ; 
And by virtue of His merits 

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Thither faithful souls do soar, 
"Who for Christ's dear Name in this world 

Pain and tribulation bore. 
Many a blow and biting sculpture 

Polished well those stones elect, 
In their places now compacted 

By the heavenly Architect, 
Who therewith hath willed for ever 

That His Palace should be decked. 
Praise and honour to the Father, 

Praise and honour to the Sox, 
Praise and honour to the Spirit, 

Ever Three, and ever One, 
One in might and One in glory, 

While eternal ages run. Amen. 

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Hymn 243 & 244.— (Second Tune.) 




1 Behold I lay in Sion a Chief Corner-stone, elect, precious." 



p HEIST is made the sure Foundation, 
\J Christ the Head and Corner-stone, 
Chosen of the Loud, and precious, 

Binding all the Church in one, 
Holy Sion's help for ever, 

And her confidence alone. 

All that dedicated City, 

Dearly loved of God on high, 

In exultant jubilation 

Pours perpetual melody ; 

Gon the One in Three adoring 
In glad hymns eternally. 



To this Temple, where we call Thee, 
Come, O Lord of Hosts, to-day ; 

"With Thy wonted loving-kindness, 
Hear Thy servants, as they pray ; 

And thy fullest benediction 
Shed within its walls alway. 

Here vouchsafe to all Thy servants 
What they ask of Thee to gain, 

What they gain from Thee for ever 
With the Blessed to retain, 

And hereafter in Thy glory 
Evermore with Thee to reign. 



Praise and honour to the Fathke, 
Praise and honour to the Son, 

Praise and honour to the Spirit, 
Ever Three, and ever One, 

One in might, and One in glory, 
While eternal ages run. Amen. 



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THE Shepherd now was smitten; 
The wolf was ravening near, 
The scattered tiock he threatened, 

But knew not Whose they were. 
In zealous fury seeking 

To bind and crucify, 
A sudden voice withheld him, 

A loud and startling cry : 
M Saul ! Saul ! why blindly daring 

To persecute thy Loud ? 
'Tis Jesus Whom thou hatest, 

Rebel not at My word." 
Then forth in prayer he stretcheth 

Those hands prepared to slay ; 
4t What wouldst Thou with Thy servant? 

My Loed and Saviour, say." 



Christ's foe becomes His soldier, 

The wolf destroys no more, 
A sheep within the sheepfold 

lie enters by the door. 
O voice of God Almighty, 

What wonders hath it wrought! 
It rends the lofty cedars, 

It bends the haughty thought. 
Jestj, our Shepherd, cease not 

Thy flock from harm to free, 
And when Thy sheep are wandering 

O lead them back to Thee. 
To Father, Sox, and Spirit, 

All glory, praise, and might, 
Who culled us out of darkness 

To His own glorious light. Amen. 



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Breathing slaughter, chains preparing, 

(), how fierce his anger burned ; 

Trembling now, and lost his daring, 

Meek obedience he has learned ; 

The destroyer 
Now into a lamb is turned. 



jr\ AINST what foemen art thou rushing 
VT Saul, what madness drives thee on? 
Innocents in fury crushing. 
Children of the sinless One : 

O, how shortly 
Shall He make His vengeance known 

See the Lord, from heaven descending, 

Smites him, blinds him, lays him low ; 
See the persecutor bending 
Humbly, meekly to the blow : 

Sec him rising, 
Friend to Cueist, no longer foe. 

Praise the Father, Cod of heaven, 

Him Who reigns supreme on high; 
Praise the Sox for sinners given 
Both to suffer and to dio; 

Praise the Spirit 
Guiding us most lovingly. Amen. 



Christ, Thy power is man's palvation, 
Ilardesl hearts Thou roak'st Thine own, 

He who wrought such desolation, 

That Thy Name might be o'erthrown, 

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Hymn 247. 




" The Lord, Whom ye 

OSION, open wide thy gates, 
Let figures disappear, 
A Priest and Victim, both in one, 

The Truth Himself, is here. 
No more the simple flock shall bleed 

Behold, the Father's Son 
Himself to His own altar comes, 

For sinners to atone. 
Conscious of hidden Deity, 

The lowly Virgin brings 
Her new-born Babe, with two young 

Her tender offerings. 



t, shall suddenly come to His temple. 1 ' 
The hoary Simeon sees at last 

His Lord so long desired, 
And hails, with Anna, Israel's Hope, 

With sudden rapture fired. 
But silent knelt the Mother blest 

Of the yet silent Word, 
And, pondering all things in her heart, 

With speechless praise adored. 
All glory to the Father be, 

All glory to the Son, 
doves, All glory, Holy Ghost, to Thee, 

While endless ages run. Amen. 



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I)RA.ISE we the Lord this day, 
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Whose promise shone with cheering ray 
O.i waiting saints of old. 
The Prophet gave the sign 
For faithful men to read ; 
A Virgin, hurn of David's line, 
Shall bear the promised Seed. 
Ask not how this should be, 
But worship and adore ! 
Like her, whom heaven's majesty 
Came down to shadow o'er. 
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Meekly she bowed her head 

To hear the gracious word, 
Mary, the pure and lowly maid, 

The favoured of the Lord. 

Blessed shall be her name 

In all the Church on earth, 
Through whom that: wondrous mercy came, 

The Incarnate Saviour's birth. 

Jf.su, the Virgin's Son, 

We praise Thee and adore, 
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And Spirit evermore. Amen. 



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Hymn 249. 




"Hail, thou that art hi: 



THE GOD Whom earth, and sea, and sky 
Adore, and laad, and magnify, [swell, 
Whose might they own, Whose praise they 
In Mary's womb vouchsafe to dwell. 
The Loitn, Whom sun and moon obey, 
"Whom all things serve from day to day, 
Washy the Holy Ghost conceived 
Of her who through His grace believed. 
How blest that Mother, in whose shrine 
The world's Creator, Lord divine. 



iily favoured, the Lord is with thee : blessed art thou 
among women.' 1 



"Whose hand contains the earth and sky, 
Once deigned, as in His ark to lie; 
Blest in the message Gabriel brought, 
Blest by the work the Spirit wrought; 
From whom the great Desire of earth 
Took human flesh and human birth. 
O Lord, the Virgin- born, to Thee 
Eternal praise and glory be ; 
Whom with the Father we adore 
And Holy Ghost for evermore. Amen. 



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THE great forerunner of the morn, 
The herald of the Word, is born; 
And faithful hearts shall never fail 
With thanks and praise His light to hail. 
With heavenly message Gabriel came. 
That John should be that herald's name, 
And with prophetic utterance told 
His actions great and manifold. 
John, still unborn, yet gave aright 
His witness to the coming Light ; 
And (Jurist, the Sun of all the earth, 
Fulfilled that witness at His Birth. 
Of woman-born shall never be 
A greater prophet than wuo he, 



and he shall prepare the way before Me." 
Whose mighty deeds exalt His fame 
To greater than a prophet's name. 
But why should mortal accents raise 
The hymn of John the Baptist's praise 
Of whom, or ere his course was run, 
Thus spake the Fathrr to th< 
' ; Behold My herald, who shall go 
Before Thy Fare Thy way to show, 
And shine, as with the day-star's gleam, 
Before Thine own eternal beam." 
All praise to God the Father be, 
All praise. Eternal Sox, to Thee, 
Whom with the Spirit we adore 
For ever and for evermore. Amen. 
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Where he hath hid so long, 
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In sternest wisdom strong; 
The voice that cries 
Of Christ from high, 
And judgment nigh 
From opening skies. 
Your God e'en now doth stand 

At heaven's opening door, 
llis fan is in His hand, 
And lie will purge His floor; 
The wheat He claims 
And with Him stows, 
The chaff He throws 
To quenchless flames. 
Ye haughty mountains, how 
Your sky-aspiring heads: 
Ye valleys, hiding low, 

Lift up your gentle meads ; 



Make His way plain 
Your King before, 
For evermore 
He comes to reign. 
May thy dread voice around, 

Thou harbinger of Light, 
On our dull ears still sound, 
Lest here we sleep in night, 
Till judgment come, 
And on our path 
Shall burst the wrath, 
And deathless doom. 
O Gon, with love's sweet might, 

Who dost anoint and arm 
Thy soldiers for the fight 
With grace that shields from harm, 
Thrice Blessed Three, 
Heaven's endless days 
Shall sing Thy praise 
Eternally. Amen. 



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(IHBIST, in highest heaven enthroned, 
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By pure spirits, trembling, owned, 

God of God, and Light of Light, 
Thee 'mid Angel hosts we sing, 
Thee their Maker and their King I 
All who circling round adore Thee, 

All who bow before Thy Throne, 
Burn with flaming zeal before Thee, 

Thy behests to carry down ; 
To and fro, 'twixt earth and heaven, 
Speed they each on errands given. 
First of all those legions glorious 

Michael waves his sword of flame, 
"Who of old in war victorious 

Did the Dragon's fierceness tame ; 



Who with might invincible 
Thrust the rebel down to hell. 

They to aid the sick and dying 
Called from heaven do swiftly fly, 

Grace divine and strength supplying 
In their mortal agony ; 

Souls released from bondage here 

They to Paradise do bear. 

To the Father praise be given 
By the unfallen angel-host, 

Who in His great war have striven 
With the legions of the lost ; 

Equal praise in highest heaven 

To the Son and Holy Ghost. Amen. 



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PRAISE to Gon Who reigns above, 
Binding earth and heaven in love; 
All the armies of the sky 
Worship His dread sovereignty. 
Seraphim His praises sing, 
Cherubim on fourfold wing, 
Thrones. Dominions. Princes, Powers, 
Ranks of Might that never cowers. 
Angel hosts His word fulfil, 
Puling nature by His will ; 
Round His throne Archangels pour 
Songs of praise for evermore. 
Yet on man they joy to wait, 
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ye servants of His that do His pleasure." 
For true Man their Lord they see, 
Christ, the Incarnate Dkity. 
On the Throne our Lord Who died 
Sits in manhood glorified, 
Where His people faint below 
Angels count it joy to go. 
O the depths of joy divine 
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When the lost are found again. 
When the banished come to reign. 
Now in faith, in hope, in love, 
We will join the choirs above, 
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Fatbbk, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen 
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r"EY come, God's Messengers of love, 
They come from realms of peace above, 
From homes of never-fading light, 
From blissful mansions ever bright. 
They come to watch around us here, 
To soothe our sorrow, calm our fear: 
Ye heavenly guides, speed not away, 
God willeth you with us to stay. 
But chiefly at its journey's end 
'Tis yours the spirit to befriend, 
And whisper to the willing heart, 
u O Christian soul, in peace depart.'* 



Blest Jesu, Thou Whose groans and tears 
Have sanctified frail nature's fears, 
To earth in bitter sorrow weighed 
Thou didst not scorn Thine Angel's aid. 
An Angel guard to us supply, 
When on the bed of death we lie ; 
And by Thine own Almighty power 
O shield us in the last dread hour. 
To God the Father, God the Son, 
And God the Spirit, Three in One, 
From all above and all below 
Let joyful praise unceasing flow. Amen. 



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Who are all this glorious band ? 
Alleluia ! hark they sing, 
Praising loud their heavenly King. 

Who are these in dazzling brightness, 
Clothed in God's own righteousness, 
These, whose robes of purest whiteness 
Shall their lustre still possess, 

Still untouched by time's rude hand, 
Whence comes all this glorious band ? 



white robes ? and whence came they ?" 

These are they who have contended 

For their Saviour's honour long, 
Wrestling on till life was ended, 
Following not the sinful throng ; 
These, who well the fight sustained, 
Triumph by the Lamb have gained. 
These are they whose hearts were riven, 

Sore with woe and anguish tried, 
Who in prayer full oft have striven 
With the God they glorified ; 
Now, their painful conflict o'er, 
God has bid them weep no more. 



These, the Almighty contemplating 

Did as priests before Him stand, 
Soul and body always waiting 
Day and night at His command : 
Now in God's most holy place 
Blest they stand before His Face. Amen. 



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* of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the Light thereof." 



HEAVENLY Jerusalem, 
Of everlasting halls, 
Thrice blessed are the people 

Thou stnivst "in thy walla 
Thou art the golden mansion. 
Where saints for ever sing; 
The seat of God's own chosen, 

The palace of the King. 
There God for ever sitteth, 
Himself of all the Crown ; 
The Lamb, the Light that shineth, 
And never goeth down. 

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Naught to this seat approacheth 

Their sweet peace to molest; 
They sing their God for ever, 

Nor day nor night they rest. 
Sure Hope doth thither lead us; 

Our longings thither tend ; 
May short-lived toil ne'er daunt us 

For joys that cannot end. 
To Christ the Sun tha^ lightens, 

His Church above, below; 
To Father and to SPOUT 

All things created bow. Amen. 
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twelve Apostles of the Lamb." 



THE eternal gifts of Christ the King, 
The Apostles' glory, let us sing ; 
And all, with hearts of gladness, raise 
Due hymns of thankful love and praise. 

For they the Churches' princes are, 
Triumphant leaders in the war, 
In heavenly courts a warrior band, 
True lights to lighten every land. 



Theirs is the steadfast faith of saints, 
And hope that never yields nor faints, 
And love of Christ in perfect glow, 
That lays the prince of this world low. 

In them the Father's glory shone, 
In them the will of God the Soy, 
In them exults the Holy Ghost, 
Through them rejoice the heavenly host. 



To Thee, Redeemer, now we cry, 
That Thou wouldst join to them on high 
Thy servants, who this grace implore, 
For ever and for evermore. Amen. 

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DISPOSER Supreme, 
And Judge of the earth, 
Who choosest for Thine 

The weak and the poor; 
To frail earthen vessels 

And things of no worth 
Entrusting Thy riches 
Which aye shall endure ; 

Those vessels soon fail. 

Though full of Thy light, 
And at Thy decree 

Are broken and gone ; 
Thence, brightly appeareth 

Thy truth inita might, 
As through the clouds riven 

The lightnings have shone. 

Like clouds they are borne 

To do Thy greal will, 
And Bwift as the winds 

About the world go; 
The Word with His wisdom 

Their spirits doth fill, 
They thunder, they lighten, 

The waters o'erflow. 



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His citadels fall : 
As when the dread trumpets 

Went forth at Thy word, 
And one long blast shattered 

The Canaanite's wall. 

O loud be their trump, 

And stirring their sound, 
To rouse us, () Lord, 

From slumber of sin ; 
The lights Thou hast kindled 

In darkness around, 
Oh, may they illumine 

Our spirits within. 

All honour and praise, 

Dominion and might, 
To God. Tiif.kk in I >\ b 

Eternally be, 
Who round us hath shed 

His own marvellous light, 
And called us from darkness 

His glory to see. Amen. 

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CAPTAINS of the saintly band, 
Lights who lighten every land, 
Princes who with Jesus dwell, 
Judges of His Israel ; 
On the nations sunk in night 
Ye have shed the Gospel light ; 
Sin and error flee away, 
Truth is shining on our way. 
Not by warrior's spear and sword, 
Not by art of human word, 
Preaching but the Cross of shame 
Kebel hearts for Christ ye tame. 



Earth, that long in sin and pain 

Groaned in Satan's deadly chain, 

Now to serve its God is free 

In the law of liberty. 

Distant lands with one acclaim 

Tell the honour of your name, 

Who, wherever man has trod, 

Teach the mysteries of God. 

Glory to the Three in One, 

While eternal ages run, 

Who from deepest shades of night 

Called us to His glorious light. Amen. 



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BEHOLD the messengers of Christ, 
Who sow in every place 
The unveiled mysteries of God, 

The Gospel of His grace. 
The things, through mists and shadows dim, 

By holy prophets seen, 
In the full light of day they saw, 

Willi not a cloud between. 
What CmnST, True Man, divinely wrought, 
What Goo in Manhood bore, 
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Him that bringcth good tidings, 

peace.'" 

They wrote ns God inspired in words 

That live for evermore. 
All hough in space and lime apart, 

One Spirit ruled them all ; 
And in their sacred pages still 

We hear thai Spirit's call. 
To Gon, the blessed Three in One, 

Be glory, praise, and might, 
Who called us from the shades of death 

To His own glorious light. Amen, 



Hymn 261. 



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COME pure hearts, in sweetest measures 
Sing of th jse who spread the treasures 
In the holy Gospels shrined ; 
. tidings of salvation, 
Peace on earth their proclamation, 
Love from God to lost mankind. 
See the Rivers four that gladden 
With their etreanis the better Eden 
Planted by our Lord most dear ; 



Christ the Fountain, these the waters 
Drink, O Sion's sons and daughters, 

Drink and rind salvation here. 
O, that we Thy truth confessing, 
And Thy holy word possessing, 

jESU,*niay Thy love adore ; 
Unto Thee our voices raising, 
Thee with all Thy ransomed praising, 

Ever and for evermore. " 



Hymn 262. 




"These are they which came out of great tribulation and have Trashed their robes and made them 
tvhir<- in the Blood of the Lamb." 



TTOW bright those glorious spirit* .-nine, 
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How came they to the blissful - 

Of everlasting day ! 
Lo, these are they from bufferings great 

Wh> ran.- to realms of light ; 

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God is their Sun, whose cheering beams 

Diffuse eternal day. 
The Lv.stn, Who rri'_rn- up'>n the throne 

Shall o'er them still | 
Feed them with Donrisnment divine, 

And all their : 
'Mill pastures green Hell lead His flock, 

Where living - 
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The <'OP Whom we adore, 

Be glory, as it was, i- BOW, 

And shall be eve iiuore. Amen. 

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THE Son of God goe8 forth to war, 
A kingly crown to gain, 
His blood-red banner streams afar ; 

Who follows in His train ? 
Who best can drink his cup of woe, 

Triumphant over pain, 
Who patient bears his cross below, 
He follows in His train. 

The martyr first, whose eagle eye, 

Could pierce beyond the grave, 
Who saw his Master in the sky, 

And called on II im to save. 
Like Him, with pardon on his tongue, 

In midst of mortal pain, 
He prayed for them that did the wrong : 

Who follows in His train ? 
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And mocked the cross and flame. 
They met the tyrant's brandished steel, 

The lion s gory mane, 
They bowed their necks, the death to feel; 

Who follows in their train ? 

A noble army, men and boys, 

The matron and the maid, 
Around the Saviour's throne rejoice, 

In robes of light arrayed. 
They climbed the Bteep ascent of heaven, 

Tnrough peril, toil, and pain ; 
O God, to us may grace be given 

To follow in their train. Amen. 



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OGOD, Thy soldiers' great Reward, 
Their Portion, Crown, and faithful 
From all transgressions set us free [Lord, 
Who sing Thy martyr's victory. 
By wisdom taught he learned to know 
The vanity of all below, 
The fleeting joys of earth disdained, 
And everlasting glory gained. 
Right manfully his cross he bore, 
And ran his race of torments sore; 



For Thee he poured his life away, 
With Thee he lives in endless day. 
We therefore pray Thee, Lord of Love, 
Regard us from Thy throne above ; 
On this Thy martyr's triumph-day, 
Wash every stain of sin away. 
All praise to God the Father be, 
All praise Eternal Soar, to Thee, 
Whom with the Spirit we adore 
For ever and for evermore. Amen. 



Hymn 265. 




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11 Be thou faithful unto death, and 

FOR man the Saviour shed 
His all-atoning Blood, 
And oh, shall ransomed man refuse 

To suffer for his God? 

Ashamed who now can be 

To own the Crucified ? 
Nay, rather be oar glory this, 

To die for Hira Who died. 

So felt Thy martyr, Loud; 

ByThyrighl hand sustained, 
He waged for Thee the battle's strife, 

And threatened death disdained. 

Upon the golden crown, 

Gazing with eager breath, 



I will give thee a crown of life. 1 * 
He fought as one who fain would die, 

And, dying, conquer death. 

Alone he stood unmoved 

Amid Ins cruel foes, 
O wondrous was the might that then 

Above his torturers rose I 

LOBD, give us grace to bear 

Like him <>nr cress of shame. 
To do and surfer what Thou wilt, 

For love of Thy dear Name. 

Jl b*J, the King of saints, 

We praise Tine and adore, 
Who art with Cod the FATHER One, 

And Spirit evermore. Amen. 
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OTHOU Whose all-redeeming might 
Crowns every Chief in faith's true fight, 
On this commemoration day- 
Hear us, good Jesu, while Ave pray. 
In faithful strife for Thy dear Name 
Thy servant earned the saintly fame, 
Which pious hearts with praise revere 
Iu constant memory year by year. 
Earth's fleeting joys be counted nought, 
For higher, truer, joys he sought, 



And now with angels round Thy Throne,. 

Unfading treasures are his own. 

O grant that we, most gracious God, 

May follow in the steps he trod ; 

And, freed from every stain of sin, 

As he hath won may also win. 

To Thee, O Christ, our loving King, 

All glory, praise, and thanks we bring; 

Whom with the Father we adore, 

And Holy Ghost, for evermore. Amen. 



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l\ The saint his crown in heaven has won, 
There is a triumph robe on high 
For bloodless fields of victory. 
What though he was not called to feel 
The cross or flame, or torturing wheel. 
Yet daily to the world he died, 
3 lis flesh, through grace, he crucified. 
What though nor chains, nor scourges sore, 
Nor cruel beasts his members tore, 
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Enough if perfect love arise 

To Christ a grateful sacrifice. 

Lord, grant us so to Thee to turn 

That we to die through life may learn, 

And thus, when life's brief day is o'er, 

Rejoice with Thee for evermore. 

O Fount of sanctity and love, 

O perfect Rest of saints above, 

All praise, all glory be to Thee, 

Doth now and through eternity. Amen, 



Hymn 268.— (First Tune.) 



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" Thy Name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love Thee.' 



TESU, the virgins' Crown, do Thou 
Accept us as in prayer we bow, 
Born of that Virgin wli no. alone 
The Mother and the Maid we own. 
Amongst the lilies Thou dost feed, 
And thither choirs of virgins lead ; 
Adorning all Thy chosen hrides 
With glorious gifts Thy love provides. 
And whither, Lobd, Thy footsteps wend, 
The virgins still with praise attend; 

(Second Tune.) 



For Thee they pour their sweetest song, 
And after Thee rejoicing throng. 
O gracious Loitn, we Thee implore 
Thy grace on every sense to pour ; 
From all pollution keep us free, 
And make us pure in heart for Thee. 
All praise to God the Father be, 
All praise, Eternal Son, to Thee, 
Whom with the Spirit we adore, 
For ever and for evermore. Amen. 



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HOW blest the matron, who, endued 
With holy zeal and fortitude, 
Has won through grace a saintly fame, 
And owns a dear and honoured name. 
Such holy love inflamed her breast 
She would not seek on earth her rest, 
But, strong in faith and patience, trod 
The narrow way that leads to God. 
She learned, through fasting, to control 
The flesh that weigheth down the soul, 



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O Christ, from Whom all virtue springs, 
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All praise to God the Father be, 
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For ever and for evermore. Amen. 



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AN exile for the Faith How, sown in martyrs' blood, the Faith 

Of liis Incarnate Lord, Should spread from clime to clime. 



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Of liis Incarnate Lord, 
Beyond the stars, beyond all space, 
His soul in vision soared: 
There saw in glory Him 
Who liveth, and was dead, 
There dudah's Lion and the Lamb 
That for our ransom bled : 
There of the Kingdom learnt 
The mysteries sublime ; 
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Lord, give us grace, like him, 

In Thee to live and die 
To spurn the fleeting things of earth, 

And seek for joys on high. 

Jksu, our risen Lord, 

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Who art with Cod the Father One 

And Sfirit evermore. Amen. 



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Thou who repentant Magdalene 

Didst call to joys oa high. 
The long-lost coin is stored at length 

In treasure-house divine, 
The precious gem from filth is cleansed, 

And doth the stars outshine. 
Jesu, the balm of every wound, 

The sinner's only stay, 



Grant us, like Magdalene, to weep 

In this Thy mercy's day. 
Absolve us by Thy gracious Word, 

Fulfil us with Thy love, 
And guide us through the storms of life 

To perfect rest above. 
All praise, all glory be to Thee, 

One everlasting Lord, 
"Whose mercy doth our souls forgive, 

Whose bounty doth reward. Amen. 



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The triumphs by His martyrs won. 
Since they wore faithful to the list, 
Their holy st r u ggles now are past; 
The bitterness of death is o'er, 
And theirs is blisfl for evermore. 
The flxme did scorch, the knife lay bare, 
And cruel beasts their members tear; 
No powers of earth. n<> powers of hell 
The souls that loved their Lusd could quell 



For ever broken is the chain 
Thai Bought to bind them, but in vain ; 
O let us strive like them to win 
Our freedom from the bonds cf sin. 
O Saviour! may our portion be 
With those who gave themselves to Thee, 
Through all eternity to ring 
All praise to Thee, the Martyrs' King. 
All praise to GrOD the FATHKB be, 
All praise, Eternal Son, to Thee, 
Whom with the Spiiut we adore, 
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" And they glorified God in me." 

FOR Thy dear saint, O Lokd, 
Who strove in Thee to live, 
Who followed Thee, obeyed, adored, 
Our grateful hymn receive. 

For Thy dear saint, O Lobd, 
Who strove in Thee to die, 
And found in Thee a full reward, 
Accept our thankful cry. 

Thine earthly members fit 
To join Thy saints above, 
In one communion ever knit, 
One fellowship of love. 

Jestj, Thy Name we bless, 
And humbly pray that we 
May follow them in holiness, 
Who lived and died for Theo. 

All might, all praise, be Thine, 
Father, co-equal Son, 
And Spieit, Bond of love divine, 
While endless ages run. Amia 



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APPENDIX TO 

HYMNS 

ANCIENT AND MODERN 
FOR USE IN THE SERVICES OF THE CHURCH. 

WITII 

ACCOMPANYING TUxNES 

COMPILED AND ARRANGED 

UNDER THE MUSICAL EDITORSHIP OF 

WILLIAM HENRY MONK, 

Obganist and Director of the Ciioir at King's College, Londojt. 
■* Young men and maidens, old men and children, praise the Name of the Lord." 

NEW YORK: 
POTT, YOUNG- & CO., 

COOPER INSTITUTE, FOURTH AVENUE. 

1874. 



CONTENTS. 



Evening .... 


Hymn. 

274—280 


Sunday .... 


281, 2S2 


St. Stephen's Dai . 


283 


Epiphany ... 


2S4 


Lent 


2S5— 288 


Ox the Passion 


2S9 


Easter .... 


290—292 


Ascensiontide 


293 


General Use 


294—343 


Transfiguration 


344 


Holy Communion 


345—350 


Baptism 


351, 352 


Confirmation 


353,354 



Ember Day9 .... 355 

Missions .... .... 356, 35T 

Burial of a Child .... 35S 

Harvest .... 35D, 360 

For the Youno .... 301—369 

Almsgiving 370—372 

Hospitals .... .... 373 

Times of Cattle Plague 374 

New Year's Eve .... 875 

Annunciation, etc., of B. V. 

Mary .... .... 376 

Martyrs, etc. .... 377—383 

Processional .... 284— 3S« 



INDEX OF FIRST LINES. 



TJce tunes marked (♦) were composed for this Appendicr, or are now printed for the 
first time. So?ne of those taken from German sources are also, it is believed, now 
printed for the first time in England. 



First Line. 



A few more years shall roll 

All creation groans and travails . 

All hail the power of Jesu's Name. 

Alleluia, Alleluia 

Alleluia, sing to Jesus 

Almighty God, Whose only Son . 
And now the wants are told 



d.s.m. 
. . |8 7, 8 7 

..O.M 

. . j8 7, 8 7, 8 7, 8 7 
..:8 7, 3 7, 8 7, 8 7 

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Art thou weary, art thou languid 8 5, 8 3 . 

As pants the hart for cooling streams c.m. 
At even ere the sun was set l.m. 

Be Thou my Guardian and my Guide CM. 
Behold us, Lord, before Thee met 8 8, 8 8, 8 3 
Blessed feasts of blessed martyrs .... 8 7, 8 7, S 7, 8 7 
Bright the vision that delighted .... 8 7, 8 7 
Brightly gleams our banner 6 5, G 5, G 5, 6 5 

Christ is our corner-stone 6G6 6, 4444 

Christian, dost thou see them 6 5, G 5, G 5, G 5 

Christian, seek not yet repose ... 7, 7, 7, 3 

Come let us join our cheerful songs cm 

Come, sing with holy gladness 7 6, 7 G, 7 6, 7 6 

Come, ye faithful, raise the anthem 8 7, 8 7, 8 7 
Come, ye faithful, raise the strain. ... 7 G, 7 6, 7 6, 
Crown Him with many crowns .... d.s.m. 

Days and moments quickly flying Irregular 

Draw nigh and take the Body of the \ jq *q 
Lord J ' 

Fierce raged the tempest o'er the deep 8, 8, 8, 3 
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Glad sight! the holy Church Is.M 

God the Father, Whose creation 18 7, 8 7, 8 7 

Gracious Saviour, gentle Shepherd 
Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost ... 

Guide me, O Thou Great Redeemer 

Hail, gladdening Light .... 

Hark! hark, my soul 

I lark ! the sound of holy voices 

Heavenly Father, send Thy blessing 
Holy Ghost, Illuminator (part 2) ... 



8 7, 8 7. 8 7 
7, 7, 7. 5 
8 7, 8 7, 4 7 

Irregular 

11 10,1110,911 

S 7, 8 7, 8 7, 8 7 
8 7, 8 7, 8 7, 8 7 
8 7, 8 7, 8 7, 8 7 



Name of Tune. 



♦Chalvey .... 
♦Supplication 

j St. James 

( Miles' Lane 
♦St. Edward 

* Alleluia .... 
Intercession 
*Wey bridge 
j ♦Christus Consolator 
\ *Stephanos 

Martyrdom 

Angelus 

Abridge .... 
Angels 1 Song 
Alia Trinita beata . . . 
I Redhead, No. 4G 
j*Vexilium 

! Hare wood. . .. 

*9t Andrew of Crete 

* Vigilate 

St. Fulbert 

Kllacombe 

Unser Herrscher . . . 
St. John Damascene 

|*Diademata 

St. Sylvester 
♦Lamnias 



. t St* AeTred. ... 

. *St. Aldate 
. Neale .... 

. Mannheim 

. *Charity .... 

.♦ Pilgrimage 

. "Hail, gladdening Light 

J ♦ Pilgrims 

I *Voj- Angelica 

♦Gloria 

*Iona .... 
♦Illuminator 



Hymn. 



8)12 



301 

292 
350 
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2S0 
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310 

276 



299 



334 
R5S 

379 
303 

3S4 

305 
285 
82G 
303 
366 
304 
291 
318 

375 

34S 

309 

351 

359 
366 

315 
338 

273 

325 

373 
364 

293 



INDEX OF FIRST LINES. 



First Line. 


Measure. 


Name of Tune. 


Hymn. 


I heard the voice of Jesus say d.c.m 


*Vox dilecti 


317 


I need Thee, precious Jesu 7 G, 7 6, 7 6, 7 6 


*Magdalena 




In days of old on Sinai 7 6, T 6, 7 6, T 6 


Aureiia 


344 


In token that thou shalt not fear an 


Tallis' Ordinal 


352 


Jerusalem on high .... GGGG, 4444 


Christchurch 


323 


Jesu, for the beacon-light 7s, 7s 


St. Edmund .... 


381 


Jesus is God, the solid earth d.c m 


Old 137 


319 


Jesus, Lord of life and glory 18 7,87,47 , .. 


St. Raphael .... 


341 


Lead, kindly Light 10 4, 10 4, 10, 10 


Lux Renigna 


342 


1 
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j *St Joseph of the \ 
| Studium .... f 

j Urbs beata 1 

( Regent Square j 


3S0 


Light's abode, Celestial Salem J8 7, 8 7, 8 7 .... 


322 


Lo, round the throne, a glorious band l.m 


Chantry .... 


377 


Lo ! the angels' Food is given Irregular .... 


*Ecce Panis 


349 


Lord of glory, Who hast bought us 3 7, 8 7, 8 7, S 7 


*Charitas 


372 


Lord of our life, and God of our | L- ,-, 1 , ~ 
salvation [ 11, 11, 11, o .... 


*Cloisters 


329 


My God, accept my heart this day 


CM 


St. Peter's 


354 


Now the day is over 


G 5, 6 5 


*Eudoxia 


3GS 


Now the thirty years accomplished ( 
(part 2) f 


S 7, 8 7, 8 7 .... 


j Pange Lingua \ 

\ St. Denys f 


2S9 


O day of rest and gladness 


7 G, 7 6, 7 6, 7 6 


Wordsworth 


232 


O Father, Who didst all things make 


L.M 


St. Gall 


^77 


O Food that weary pilgrims love S 8 G, 8 S 6 


♦Esca Viatorum 


346 


O happy band of pilgrims .... 


7 6,70 


Kocker 


297 


O Jesu Christ, if aught there be 


CM 


Burford 


2S7 


O Jesu, Thou art standing 


7 G, 7 6, 7 6, 7 6 


St. Catherine .... 


32S 


O Lamb of God, Whose love divine 


L.M 


*St. Patrick 


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O Light, Whose beams illumine all 


S 8, 8 8, 8 8 


♦Sydenham 


3G9 


O Lord of heaven, and earth, and sea 


S, S, S, 4 


Almsgiving 


370 


O Paradise, O Paradise 


3 6, S 6, 66 66.... 


( *Paradise (IT. Smart) 
j *Paradise(Dr.Dykes) 


j-324 


O praise our great and gracious Lord d.c.m 


Old 132 


295 


O quickly come, dread judge of all 8 8, S 8, 8 8 


♦Veni cito 


331 


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j O Salutaris ) 

\ St. Vincent . . . . j 


345 


O Shepherd of the sheep s.m 


Michael Frank 


3S2 


O Thou Who makest souls to shine l m 


St. Lawrence .... 


355 


O what the joy and the priory must be 10, 10, 10, 10 ... 


O quanta qualia 


343 


Once in royal' David's city 8 7, S 7, 7 7 


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3G1 


Once, only once, and once for all cm 


*Albano 


347 


Onward, Christian soldiers 6 5, 6 5, 6 5, 6 5 


St. Alban 


3S5 


Out of the deep I call 


S.M 


* Aston 


2S3 


Pleasant are Thy courts above 


7s, 7s 


Maidstone 


307 


Piaise to the Holiest in the height 


CM 


*Gerontius 


305 


Rejoice, the Lord is King G 6 66, 8 8 


Gropsal — — 


296 


Rejoice, ye pure in heart 


S.M 


Peterborough 


; 36 


Saviour again, to Thy dear Name 


10,10,10,10 .... 


•Pax Dei 


279 


Saviour, Blessed Saviour 


6 5, 6 5, 6 5, 6 5 


♦Rdina 


335 


Saviour, sprinkle many nations 


8 7, 8 7, S 7,8 7.... 


♦Iona .... .... 


356 


See the Conqueror mounts in triumph 


87,87,87,87 .... 


♦Rexgloriae . . . 


293 


Shall we not love thee, Mother dear 


CM 


St. Agnes 


870 



VI. 



INDEX OF FIRST LINES. 



First Line. 



The Head that once was crowned 
with thorns 



Shepherd Divine, our wants relieve 
Sing Alleluia forth in duteous praise 

Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle 

Sing praise to God Who reigns above 
Soldiers, who are Christ's below . . . 
Songs of thankfulness and praise . . . 
Stars of the morning 

Tender Shepherd, Thou hast stilled 

The Church's one foundation 

The Day of Resurrection 

The day is past and over .... 

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The heavenly Word proceeding forth 

The King of love my Shepherd is. . 
The radiant morn hath passed away 

The world is very evil 

There is a green hill far away 
Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old 
Thine for ever, God of love 
This is the day of light .... 
Thou Judge of quick and dead 
Thy Cross, O Lord, the holy sign 
Thy kingdom come, O God 

We are but little children weak 
We give Thee but Thine own 
We know Thee Who Thou art 
We plough the fields and scatter 
Weary of earth, and laden with my sin 
What various hindrances we meet 
When at Thy footstool, Lord, I bend 

When morning gilds the skies 

When wounded sore the stricken heart 

Yesterday with exultation 



Measure. 



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8 7, 8 7, 8 7 

8 7,87,887 

7s 

7s, 7s .... 

10, 10, 10, 10 

7 8, 7 8, 7 7 
7 (3, 7 6, 7 6, 7 6 
7 6, 7 0, 7 6, 7 6 

76,76,88 



L.M 

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8, 8, 8, 4 
76,76,76,76 

CM 

D.CM 

7s .... 

S.M 

S.M 

L.M 

6 6, 6 6 

L.M. .... 

S.M 

S.M 

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10,10,10,10 

L.M 

L.M 

6 6 6,666 

CM. .... 

8 8 7, 8 8 7 



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Name of Tune. 



St. Etheldreda 

j The Endless Alleluia 

I ♦Alleluia perenne 

j Pange Lingua . . . 

"j St. Denys 

Erk 

Redhead, No. 45 ." 

♦Manifestation 

*Trisagion 

Meinhold 

Aurelia 

♦Dorking .... 
St,Anatolius(Dr.Dykes 
St.Anat'us(A.H. Brown 
j St.Magnus, or Not- ) 

( tingham .... J 
j O Salutaris . . . . ) 

J St, Vincent . . . . j" 
♦Dominus regit me. . 
*St. Gabriel 
Pearsall 

♦Horsley 

St. Matthew 
♦Evermore 
Swabia .... 

Southwell 

Stowell 

St. Cecilia 

♦Alstone 

St. Michael 

St. Isidore 

Wir pflugen 

Dalkeith 

Breslau .... 
St. Sepulchre 
*Laudes Domini 
St. Bernard 

Heri mundus exultavit 



Hymn. 



833 
| 336 

289 

294 
316 
284 
321 

358 
320 
290 

J- 275 
300 

345 

330 
274 
298 
362 
373 
308 
'281 
339 
367 
311 

363 
371 
337 
360 
286 
313 
312 
314 
327 

283 



INDEX OF SUPPLEMENT. 



First Line. 


Measure. 


Name of Tune. 


Hymn. 


According to Thy gracious Word 


CM 


Manchester 


309 


Angels, from the realms of Glory 


8 7, 8 7, 4 7 .... 


Horsley .... .... 


387 


Brightest and best of the sons 


1110,1110 


Zoar .... 


388 


Come, O come ! in pious lays 


7s, 7s 


*Parracombe 


892 


Hark! the song of Jubilee .... 


7s, 7s 


Magi 


393 


In the hour of trial .... 


6 5, 6 5, 6 5, 6 5 


Bohemia .... .... 


391 


Jesu, Thou Joy of loving hearts 


L.M 


♦Enham .... 


100 


Just as I am, — without one plea 


8, 8. 8, 6 


Hatherton .... 


390 


Lord of mercy and of might 


7, 7, 7, 5 


Cisternian Litany 


3S9 


My God 1 how endless is Thy Love 


L.M 


\ *Grendon { 

j Wareham f 


394 


O God of Bethel ! by Whose Hand 


CM 


S. David 


395 


Stand up, anr 1 bless the Lord 


S.M .... 


*Appleby New .... 


396 


The Lord my pasture shall prepare 


8 8, 8 8, 8 8 


Carey's .... .... 

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) ♦Avignon . . . . ) 


397 


There is a Land of pure delight .... 


CM 


398 



APPENDIX TO 



HYMNS ANCIENT AND MODERN. 



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THE radiant morn hath passed away, 
And spent too soon her golden store ; 
The shadows of departing day 
Creep on once more. 

Our life is but a fading dawn, 
Its glorious noon how quickly past ; 
Lead us, O Cubist, when all is gone, 
Safe home at last. 

Oh, by Thy soul-inspiring grace 
Uplift our hearts to realms on high ; 
Help us to look to that bright place 
Beyond the sky ; 

"Where light, and love, and joy, and peace 
In undivided empire reign. 
And thronging angi U never cease 
Their deathless strain ; 



"Where saints are clothed in spotless white, 
Ami evening shadows never fall, 
Where Thou, Eternal Light of Light, 
Art Lokd of all. Amen. 



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THE day is past and over ; 
All thanks, O Lord, to Thee ; 
I pray Thee now that sinless 
The hours of dark may he : 
O Jesu, keep me in Thy sight, 
And guard me through the coming night. 

The joys of day are over; 
I lift my heart to Thee, 
And ask Thee that offenceless 
The hours of dark may be: 
O Jesu, keep me in Thy sight, 
And guard me through the coming night. 

The toils of day are over; 

I raise the hymn to Thee, 
And ask that free from peril 
The hours of dark may he : 
O Jesu, keep me in Thy sight, 
And guard me through the coming nigkt. 

Lighten mine eyes, O Saviour, 

Or sleep in death shall I, 
And he, my wakeful tempter, 
Triumphantly shall cry 
" Against him T have now prevailed ; 
Rejoice ! the child of God has failed/ 1 

Be Thou my soul's preserver, 
For Thou alone dost know 
How many are the perils 

Through which I have to go : 
O loying Jksu. hear my call, 
And guard and save me from them all. Amu, 



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THE dav is past and over ; 
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O Jksu, keep me in Thy sight, 
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The toils of day are over; 

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Hymn 276. 



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" And at even, when the sun did set, they 
and all that were possessed with devils, 
at the door." 

AT even ere the sun was set, 
The sick O Lord, around Thee lay ; 
Oh, in what divers pains they met ! 
Oh, with what joy they went away ! 
Once more 'tis eventide, and we 
Oppressed with various ills draw near : 
What if Thy form we cannot see ? 
We know and feel that Thou art here. 
O Saviour Christ, our woes dispel ; 
For some are sick, and some are sad, 
And some have never loved Thee well, 
And some have lost the love they had ; 
And some have found the world is vain, 
Yet from the world they break not free ; 



brought unto Him all that were diseased, 
And all the city was gathered together 

And some have friends who give them pain, 
Yet have not sought a friend in Thee ; 
And none, O Lord, have perfect rest, 
For none are wholly free from sin ; 
And they, who fain would serve Thee best, 
Are conscious most of wrong within. 
O Saviour Christ, Thou too art Man ; 
Thou hast been troubled, tempted, tried ; 
Thy kind but searching glance can scan 
The very wounds that shame would hide ; 
The touch has still its ancient power ; 
No word from Thee can fruitless fall ; 
Hear in this solemn evening hour, 
And in Thy mercy heal us all. Amen. 



Hymn 277. 



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Thai heaven and earth might do Thy will. 
Bless us this night for Jr.su 1 s sake. 
And for Thy work preserve us still. 

Son, Who did'st redeem mankind, 
And set the captive sinner free, 
Keep us this night with peaceful mind, 
That we may safe abide in Thee. 
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O Holy Ghost, Who by Thy power 
The Church elect dost sanctify, 
Seal us this night, and hour by hour 
Our hearts and members purify. 

To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
The God Whom heaven and earth adore v 
From men and from the angel-host 
Be praise and glory evermore. Amen. 



Hymn 278. 

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SAVIOUR, again to Thy dear Name we raise 
With one accord our parting hymn of praise ; 
We stand to bless Thee ere our worship cease, 
Then, lowly kneeling, wait Thy word cf peace. 

Grant us Thy peace upon our homeward way ; 
With Thee began, with Thee shall end the day ; 
Guard Thou the lips from sin, the hearts from sham*, 
That in this house have called upon Thy Name. 

Grant us Thy peace, Lord, through the coming night, 
Turn Thou for us its darkness into light ; 
From harm and danger keep Thy children free, 
For dark and light are both alike to Thee. 

Grant us Thy peace throughout our earthly life, 
Our balm in sorrow, and our stay in strife; 
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Call us, O Loud, to Thine eternal peace. Amen. 



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AND now the wants are told, that brought: 
Thy children to Thy knee ; 
Here lingering still, we ask for naught, 

But simply worship Thee. 
The hope of heaven's eternal day 

Absorbs not all the heart 
That gives Thee glory, love, and praise, 

For being what Thou art. 
For Thou art God, the One, the Same, 

O'er all things high and bright; 
And round us, when we speak Thy Name, 

There spreads a heaven of light. 
O wondrous peace, in thought to dwell 

On excellence divine ; 



art my God." 
To know that naught in man can tell 

How fair Thy beauties shine. 
O Thou, above all blessing blest, 

O'er thanks exalted far, 
Thy very greatness is a rest 

To weaklings as we are ; 
For when we feel the praise of Thee 

A task beyond our powers, 
We say, M A perfect God is He, 

And' He is fully ours." 
All glory to the Fatheb be, 

All glory to the Son, 
All glory, 'Holy Ghost, to Thee, 

While endless ages run. Amen. 



Hymn 281. 



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THIS is the day of light : 
Let there be light to-day ; 
O Day-spring, rise upon our night, 

And chase its gloom away. 

This is the day of rest : 

Our failing strength renew I 
On weary brain ami troubled breast 

Shed Thou Thy freshening dew. 

This is the day of peace : 

Thy peace our spirits fill ; 



on the Lord's day." 
Bid Thou the blasts of discord cease, 

The waves of strife be still. 

This is the day of prayer : 

Let earth to heaven draw near: 
Lift up our hearts to seek Thee there; 

Come down to meet us here. 

This is the first of days: 

Bend forth Thy quickening breath, 
And wake dead lOOifl to love and praise, 

Vanquisher of death ! Amen. 
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ODAY of rest and gladness, 
O day of joy and light, 
O balm of care and sadness, 

Most beautiful, most bright ; 
On thee the high and lowly 
Before th' eternal Throne 
Sing Holy, Holy, Holy, 
To the great Three in One. 

On thee, at the creation, 

The light first had its birth ; 
On thee for our salvation 

Christ rose from depths of earth ; 
On thee; our Lord victorious 

The Spirit sent from heaven; 
And tli us on thee most glorious 

A triple light was given. 

Thou art a cooling fountain 
In life's dry dreary sand ; 

From thee, like Pisguh's mountain, 
We view our promised land ; 
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A day of sweet refection, 

A day of holy love, 
A day of resurrection 

From earth to things abore. 

To-day on weary nations 

The heavenly Manna fall», 
To holy convocations 

The silver trumpet calls, 
Where Gospel-light is glowing 

With pure and radiant beams, 
And living water flowing 

With soul-refreshing streams. 

New graces ever gaining 

From this our day of rest, 
We reach the Rest remaining 

To spirits of the blest ; 
To Holy Ghost be praises, 

To Father, and to Son ; 
The Church her voice upraises 

To Thee, blest Three in One. Amem 



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1TESTERDAY, with exultation, 

X Joined the world in celebration 
Of her promised Saviours birth ; 
Yesterday the angel-nation 
Poured the strains of jubilation 
O'er the Monarch born on earth; 

Bnt to-day o'er death victorious, 
By his faith and actions glorious, 

By his miracles renowned, 
Bee the Deacon triumph gaining, 
'Midst the faithless faith sustaining, 

First of holy martyrs found. 

Onward, champion, falter never, 
Sure of sure reward for ever, 

Holy Stephen, persevere ; 
Perjured witnesses confounding, 
j synagogue astounding 

By thy doctrine true and clear. 

Thine own Witness is in heaven, 
True and Faithful, to thee given. 

Witness of thy blanielessness : 
By Thy name a Crown implying, 
lieel ii is thou shonldsl be dying 

For the Crown of righteousness. 



For the Crown that fadeth never 
Bear the torturer's brief endeavour 

Victory wails to end the strife: 
Dcalh shall be thy lift's beginning, 
And life's losing be the winning 

Of the true and better life. 

Filled with Gon's most Holy Sprcrr 
See the heaven thou sbalt inherit, 

Stephen, gaze into the skies: 
There Gon's glory steadfast viewing, 
Thence thy victor-strength renewing, 

Pant for thy eternal prize. 

See, as Jewish foes invade thee, 
See how JBBUS stands to aid thee, 

Stands at (ton's right hand on hish: 
Tell how opened heaven is shown thee. 
Tell how Jesus waits to own thee, 

Tell it with thy latest cry. 

As the dying Martyr kneeleth, 
For his murderers he appealeth, 

For their madness grieving sore ; 
Then in Christ he Bleepeth Bweetly, 
And with Christ be reignetfa m* tly. 

Martyr rlrst-lruits, evermore. Amen. 
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SONGS of thankfulness and praise, 
Jj ru, Lord, 1o Thee we raise, 
Manifested hy the star 
To the sages from afar; 
Branch of Koyal David's stem 
In Thy Birth at Bethlehem ; 
Anthems he to Thee add rest, 
God in Man made manifest. 

Manifest at Jordan's stream, 
Prophet, Priest, and King supreme; 
And at Cana wedding-guest 
In Thy Godhead manifest; 
Manifest in power Divine, 
Changing water into wine; 

Anthems be i<» Thee add rest, 
God in Man made manifest. 

Manifest In making whole 
Palsied limhs and fainting soul; 
Manifest In v;iii;mt fight, 
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Ever bringing good from ill ; 
Anthems he to Thee add rest, 
God in Man made manifest. 

Sun and moon shall darkened he, 
Stars shall fall, the heaven shall flee ; 
Christ will then like lightning shin^ 
All will see His glorious Sign ; 
All will then the trumpet hear, 
All will see the Judge appear; 
Thou by all wilt be contest, 
God in Man made made manifest 

Grant us grace to see Thee, Lord, 
Mirrored in Thy holy Word : 
May we imitate Thee; now, 
And be pare, as pure art Thou ; 
That we like to Thee may be, 

At Thy great Epiphany; 

And may praise Thee, ever blest, 
God in Man made manifest. Amen. 



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CHRISTIAN, dost thou see them 
On the holy ground, 
How the troops of Midian 

Prowl and prowl around? 
Christian, up and smite them, 

Counting train but loss ; 
Smite them by the merit 
Of the holy Cross. 

Christian, dost Thou fed them, 

How they work within, 
Striving, tempting, luring, 

Goading into sin ? 
Christian, neve/ tremble ; 

Never be down-cast ; 
Smite them by the virtue 

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Christian, dost thou hear them, 

How they speak thee fair ? 
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Always watch and prayer?" 
Christian, answer boldly, 

44 While I breathe I pray: " 
Peace shall follow battle, 

Night shall end in day. 

"Well I know thy trouble, 

() My servant true ; 
Thou art very weary, 

I whs weary too ; 
But that toil shall make thee 

Some day all Mine own, 
And the end of sorrow 

Shall be near My Throne." Amen. 



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" In Whom we have redemption through His Blood, the forgiveness of sins." 

TEARY of earth and laden with my sin, 
I look at heaven and long to enter in, 
But there no evil thing may find a home: 
And yet I hear a voice that bids me " Come. 1 ' 

So vile I am, how dare I hope to stand 

In the pure glory of that holy land ? 

Before the whiteness of that Throne appear ? 

Yet there are Hands stretched out to draw me near. 

The while I fain would tread the heavenly way, 
Evil is ever with me day by day ; 
Yet on mine ears the gracious tidings fall, 
"Repent, confess, thou shalt be loosed from all.'* 

It is the voice of Jesus that I hear, 

His are the Hands stretched out to draw me near, 

And His the Blood that can for all atone, 

And set me faultless there before the Throne. 

'Twas He Who found me on the deathly wild, 
And made me heir of heaven, the Father's child, 
And day by day, whereby my soul may live, 
Gives me His grace of pardon, and will give. 

O great Absolver, grant my soul may wear 
The lowliest garb of penitence and prayer, 
That in the Father's courts my glorious dress 
May be the garment of Thy righteousness. 

Yea, Thou wilt answer for me, Righteous Lord : 
Thine all the merits, mine the great reward ; 
Thine the sharp thorns, and mine the golden crown. 
Mine the life won, and Thine the life laid down. 

Naught can I bring, dear Lord, for all I owe, 
Yet let my full heart what it can bestow ; 
Like Mary's gift let my devotion prove, 
Forgiven greatly, how I greatly love. Amen. 
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lent. 




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OJESU CHRIST, if aught there be 
That, more than all beside, 
In ever-painful memory 

Must in my heart abide, 
It is that deep ingratitude 

Which I to Thee have shown, 
Who didst for me in tears and Blood 

Upon the Cross atone. 
Alas, how with my actions all 

Has this defect entwined ; 
How has it poisoned with its gall 

My spirit, heart, and mind I 



Alas, through this, how many a gem 

I"ve rudely cast away, 
That might have formed my diadem 

In everlasting day ! 
Yet though the time be past and gone, 

Though little more remains, 
Though naught is all that can be done 

E'en with my utmost pains ; 
Still will I strive, O Saviour mine, 

To do what in me lies ; 
For never did Thy glance divine 

A contrite heart despise. Amen. 



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Before Thy throne of grace I fall, 
Be merciful to me. 
Out of the deep I cry, 
The woful deep of sin, 
Of evil done in days gone by, 
Of evil now within. 



Out of the deep of fear. 
And dread of coming shame, 
From morning watch till night is nea* 
I plead the Precious Name. 

Lord, there is mercy now, 

As ever was, with Thee ; 
Before Thy throne of grace I how, 
Be merciful to me. Amen. 

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SING, my tongue, the glorious battle, 
Sing the last, the dread affray ; 
O'er the Cross, the Victors trophy, 

Sound the glad triumphal lay, 

How, the pains of death enduring, 

Earth's Redeemer won the day. 

He, our Maker, deeply grieving 
That the first-made Adam fell, 

When he ate the fruit forbidden 
Whose reward was death and hell, 

Marked e'en then this tree the ruin 
Of the first tree to dispel. 

Thus the work for our salvation 

He ordained to be done ; 
To the traitor's art opposing 

Art yet deeper than his own ; 
Thence the remedy procuring 

Whence the fatal wound begun. 

Therefore, when at length the fulness 
Of til' appointed time was come, 

He was sent, the world's" Creator, 
From the Father's heavenly home, 

And was found in human fashion, 
Offspring of the Virgin's womb. 

Lo, lie lies an Infant weeping, 
Wflere the narrow manger stands, 

While the Mother-Maid His members 
Wraps in mean and Jowly bands, 

And the swaddling clothes is winding 
Sound His helpless Feet and Hands. 
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Part II. 
\TOW the thirty years accomplished 
I\ Which on earth He willed to see, 
Born for this, He meets His Passion, 

Gives Himself an offering free ; 
On the Cross the Lamb is lifted, 

There the Sacrifice to be. 
There the nails and spear He suffers, 

Vinegar, and gall, and reed ; 
From II is sacred Body pierced 

Blood and Water both proceed ; 
Precious flood, which all creation 

From the stain of sin hath freed. 
Faithful Cross, above all other 

One and only noble Tree, 
None in foliage, none in blossom, 

None in fruit thy peer may be ; 
Sweetest wood, and sweetest iron ; 

Sweetest weight is hung on thee. 
Bend, O lofty Tree, thy branches, 

Thy too rigid sinews bend ; 
And awhile the stubborn hardness, 

Which thy birth bestowed, suspend ; 
And the Limbs of heaven's high Monarch 

Gently on thine arms extend. 
Thou alone wast counted worthy 

This world's ransom to sustain, 
That a shipwrecked race for ever 

Might a port of refuge gain, 
With the sacred Blood anointed 

Of the Lamb for sinners slain. 
Praise and honour to the Father, 

Praise and honour to the Son, 
Praise and honour to the Spikit, 

Ever THBBE and ever ONE, 
One in might, and one in glory, 

While eternal ages run. Ame*. 



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Sing the last, the dread affray ; 
O'er the Cross, the Victor's trophy, 

Sound the glad triumphal lay, 

How, the pains of death enduring, 

Earth's Redbkmeb won the day. 

He, our Maker, deeply grieving 
Thai the first-made Adam fell, 

When he ate the fruit forbidden 
Whose reward was death and hell, 

Marked eon then this tree the ruin 
Of the first tree to dispel. 

Thus the work for our salvation 

He ordained to be done ; 
To the traitor's art opposing 

Art yet deeper than his own ; 
Thence the remedy procuring 

Whence the fatal wound begun. 

Therefore, when at length the fulness 
Of tli* appointed time was come, 

He was scut, the world's Creator, 
From the Father* a heavenly home, 

And was found in human fashion, 
Offspring of the Virgin's womb. 

Lo. Tie lies an Infant weeping. 

Where the narrow manger stands, 

While tin* Mother-Maid His members 
Wraps in mean and lowly bands, 

And the swaddling clothes is winding 
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Tart II. 

TOW the thirty years accomplished 

\ Which on earth He willed to see, 
Born for this, He meets His Passion, 

Gives Himself an offering free ; 
On the Cross the Lamb is lifted, 

There the Sacrifice to be. 
There the nails and spear He suffers, 

Vinegar, and gall, and reed ; 
From His sacred Body pierced 

Blood and Water both proceed ; 
Precious flood, which all creation 

From the stain of sin hath freed. 
Faithful Cross, above all other 

One and only noble Tree, 
None in foliage, none in blossom, 

None in fruit thy peer may be ; 
Sweetest wood, and sweetest iron ; 

Sweetest weight is hung on thee. 
Bend, O lofty Tree, thy branches, 

Thy too rigid sinews bend ; 
And awhile the stubborn hardness, 

Which thy birth bestowed, suspend ; 
And the Limbs of heaven's high Monarch 

Gently on thine arms extend. 
Thou alone wast counted worthy 

This world's ransom to sustain, 
That a shipwrecked rare for ever 

Might a port of refuge gain, 

With the sacred Blood an anted 

Of the LAMB for sinners slain. 
Praise and honour to the FatHKR, 

Praise and honour to the B 
Praise and honour to the Spirit, 

Eyer ThSKB and ever Onk, 
One in ruight, and one in glory. 

While eternal ages run. Amen. 
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THE Day of Resurrection ! 
Earth, tell it out abroad ; 
The Passover of gladness, 

The Passover of God. 
From death to life eternal, 

From earth unto the sky, 
Our Cubist hatn brought us over, 
With hymns of victory. 



Our hearts be pure from evil, 

That we may see aright 
The Lord in rays eternal 

Of resurrection-light ; 
And, listening to His accents, 

May hear so calm and plain 
His own " All hail," and, hearing, 

May raise the victor strain. 



Now let the heavens be joyful, 

And earth her song begin, 
The round world keep high triumph, 

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Our Joy that hath no end. Amen, 



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God hatli brought His Israel 

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Loosed from Pharaoh's hitter yoke 

Jacobs sons and daughl 
Led thorn with unmoistened foot 
Through the Bed Sea waters. 

Tis the spring of souls to-day: 

ChkIBT hath hurst His prison ; 
And from throe days 1 sleep in death 

As a Ban bath risen : 
All the winter of our sins, 

Long and dark, is flying 
From His Light, to Whom we give 

Laud and praise undying. 



Now the Queen of seasons, bright 

With the Day of splendour, 
With the royal Feast offcasts, 

Comes its joy to render, 
Comes to glad Jerusalem, 

Who witli true affection 
Welcomes in unwearied strains 

Ji:su"s Resurrection. 

Alleluia now we cry 

To our King Immortal, 
Who triumphant burst the bars 

Of the tomb's dark portal ; 
Alleluia, with the Son 

God the Father praising; 
Alleluia yet again 

To the Spirit raising. Amen. 



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ALLELUIA! Alleluia! 
Hearts to heaven and voices raise ; 
Sing to Goo a hymn of gladness, 
Sing to God a hymn of praise; 
He, Who on the Cross a Victim 

For the world's salvation bled, 
Jesus Christ, the King of Glory, 
Now is risen from the dead. 

Christ is risen, Christ the first-fruits 

Of the holy harvest field, 
Which will all its full abundance 

At His second coming yield ; 
Th<>n the golden ears of harvest 

Will their heads before Him wave, 
Ripened by His glorious sunshine 

From the furrows of the grarc. 



Christ is risen, we are risen ; 

Shed upon us heavenly grace, 
Rain, and dew, and gleams of glory 

From the brightness of Thy face : 
That we, with our hearts in heaven, 

Here on earth may fruitful be, 
And by angel-hands be gathered, 

And be ever, Lord, with Thee. 

Alleluia, Alleluia, 

Glory be to God on high ; 
Alleluia to the Saviour, 

Who has gained the victory: 
Alleluia, to the Spirit, 

Fount of love and sanctitj; 
Alleluia, Alleluia, 

To the Triune Majesty. 



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" Thou art gone up on high, Thou hast led captivity captive, and received gifts 
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SEE the Conqueror mounts in triumph, 
See the King in royal state 
Riding on the clouds His chariot 

To His heavenly palace gate ; 
nark, the choirs of angel voices 

Joyful Alleluias sing, 
And the portals high are lifted 
To receive their heavenly King. 

Who is this that comes in glory, 

With the trump of jubilee? 
Lord of battles, Gon of armies, 

He has gained the victory ; 
He Who on the Cross did suffer, 

He Who from the grave arose, 
He has vanquished sin and Satan, 

He by death has spoiled His foes. 

While He lifts His hands in blessing, 

He is parted from His friends ; 
While their eager eyes behold Him, 

He upon the clouds ascends; 
lie Who walked with Gon, and pleased Him, 

Preaching truth and doom to come, 
He, our Enoch, is translated 

To His everlasting home. 



Now our heavenly Aaron enters, 

With His Blood, within the veil; 
Joshua now is come to Canaan, 

And the kings before Him quail; 
Now He plants the tribes of Israel 

In their promised resting-place ; 
Now our great Elijah offers 

Double portion of His grace. 
He has raised our human nature 

In the clouds to God's right hand ; 
There we sit in heavenly places, 

There with Him in glory stand : 
Jesus reigns, adored by angels ; 

Man with God is on the throne ; 
Mighty Lord, in Thine Ascension 

Wo by faith behold our own. 
The following Doxobxjy wtajf benmg at the end of 
either part. 
Glory be to God the Fatiif.r; 

Glory he to <J«»d the BOW, 
Dying, risen, ascending for us, 

Who the heavenly realm has won; 
Glory to the Holy Spirit; 

To One God In Persons Three, 
Glory in both earth and heaven, 

Glory, eudloiis glory be. Amen. 

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HOLY Ghost, Illuminator, 
Shed Thy beams upon our eyes, 
Help us to look up with Stephen, 

And to sec, beyond the skies, 
Where the Sow of Man in glory 

Standing is at Goo's right hand, 
Beckoning on His martyr army, 
Succouring His faithful band ; 

See Him, Who is gone before us 

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See Him, Who is ever pleading 

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That, with hearts and minds uplifted, 
We with Cubist our Lord may dwell, 

Where He sits enthroned in glory 
In His heavenly Citadel. 

So at last, when He appeareth, 

We from out our graves may spring, 
With our youth renewed like eagles, 

Flocking round our Heavenly King, 
Caught up on the clouds of heaven, 

And may meet Him in the air, 
Rise to realms where He is reigning, 

And may reign for ever there. 

Glory be to Goo the Fatheb; 

Glory be to Goo the Son, 
Dying, risen, ascending for us, 

Who the heavenly realm has won; 
Glory to the Holy Spirit; 

To One God in Persons Three 
Glory both in earth and heaven, 

Glory, endless glory be. Amen. 



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'O that men would therefore praise the Lord for His goodness." 



SING praise to Goo Who reigns above, 
The Gon of all creation, 
The God of power, the God of lore, 

The God of our salvation : 
With healing balm my soul He fills, 
And every faithless murmur stills ; 
To God all praise and glory. 

The angel-host, O King of Kings, 

Thy praise for ever telling, 
In earth and sky all living things 

Beneath Thy shadow dwelling, 
Adore the wisdom which could span, 
And power which formed creation's plan 

To God all praise and glory. 

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His gracious mercy keopeth ; 

By morning glow or evening shade 
His watchful eye ne'er sleepeth; 

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Lo! all is just and all is right; 
To God all praise and glory. 



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An ever-present help and stay, 

Our peace and joy and blessing: 
As with a mother's tender hand 
He leads His own, His chosen band ; 

To God all praise and glory. 

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From sorrow's sons and daughters, 

Our Father from His heavenly throne 
Beholds the troubled waters ; 

And at His word the storm is stayed 

Which made His children's hearts afraid | 
To God all praise and glory. 

Thus all my toilsome way along 

I sing aloud Thy praises, 
That men may hear the grateful song 

My voice unwearied raises : 
Be joyful in the Lord, my heart; 
Both soul and body bear your part ; 

To God all praise and glory. Amen, 



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PRAISE our great and gracious Lord, 
And call upon His Name ; 
To strains of joy tune every chord, 

His mighty acts proclaim; 
Tell how He led His chosen race 

To Canaan's promised land ; 

Tell how His covenant of grace 

Unchanged shall ever stand. 

He gave the shadowing cloud by day, 

The moving fire by night ; 
To guide His Israel on their way, 

He made their darkness light: 
And have not we a sure retreat, 

A Saviour ever nigh, 
The same clear light to guide our feet, 

The Day-spring from on high ? 



We, too, have Manna from above, 

The Bread that came from heaven ; 
To us the same kind hand of love 

Has living waters given : 
A Rock have we, from whence the spring 

In rich abundance flows ; 
That Rock is Christ, our Priest, our King^ 

Who life and health bestows. 

O may we prize this blessed Food, 

And trust our heavenly Guide; 
So shall we find death's fearful flood 

Serene as Jordan's tide, 
And safely reach that happy shore, 

The land of peace and rest, 
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In Goi/s own Presence blest. Ame* 



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•'Rejoice in the Loed alway, and again I say, rejoice.' 1 

REJOICE, the Lord is King, 
Your Loud and King adore ; 
Mortals, give thanks and sing, 
And triumph evermore: 
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice ; 
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice. 

Jestts the Saviour reigns, 

The Goi> of truth and love : 
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Lift up your heart, lift up your voice; 
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice. 

His Kingdom cannot fail ; 

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Lift up your heart, lift up your voice ; 
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice. 



He sits at God's right hand 

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Lift up your heart, lift up your voice ; 
Eejoice, again I say, rejoice. Amen, 



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1 If any man serre Me, let him follow Me ; and where I am, there shall also My 
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HAPPY band of pilgrims, 
If onward ye will tread 
"With Jesus as your Fellow 
To Jesus as your Head. 

O happy if ye labour 
As Jesus did for men : 

O happy if ye hunger 
As Jesus hungered then. 

The Cross that Jesus carried 
He carried as your due : 

The Crown that Jesus weareth 
He weareth it for you. 



The faith by which ye see Him, 
The hope in which ye yearn, 

The love that through all troubles 
To Him alone will turn, 

The trials that beset you, 
The sorrows ye endure, 

The manifold temptations 
That death alone can cure, 

What are they but His jewels 
Of right celestial worth ? 

What are they but the ladder 
Set up to heaven on earth ? 



O happy band of pilgrims, 

Look upward to the skies 
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Shall win so great a prize. Amem. 



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THE world is very evil, 
The times are waxing late, 
Be sober and keep vigil, 

The Judge is at the gate ; 
The Judge Who comes in mercy, 

The Judge Who comes with might, 
Who conies to end the evil, 
Who comes to crown the right. 

Arise, arise, good Christian, 

Let right to wrong succeed ; 
Let penitential sorrow 

To heavenly gladness lead, 
To light that has no evening, 

That knows nor moon nor sun, 
The light so new and golden, 

The light that is but one. 

O Home of fadeless splendour, 

Of flowers that fear no thorn, 
Where they shall dwell as children 

Who here as exiles mourn ; 
'Midst power that knows no limit, 

Where wisdom has no bound, 
The Beatific Vision 

Shall glad the Saints around. 

O happy, holy portion, 

Refection for the blest, 
True vision of true beauty, 

True cure of the distrest : 
Strive, man, to win that glory; 

Toil, man, to gain thai light; 
Send hope before to grasp it, 

Till hope be lost in sight. 

O sweet and blessed country, 

The Home of Goi»'s elect I 
O sweet and blessed country 

That eager hearts expect I 
Jesd, in mercy bring us 

To that dear land of rest ; 
Who art, with God the Fathm, 

And Spirit, ever blest. Amen. 



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ART thou -weary, art thou languid, 
Art thou sore distrest? 
" Come to me," saith One, " and coming 

Be at rest ! " 
Hath He marks to lead me to Him, 

If He he my guide? 
"In His Feet and Hands are Wound-prints, 

And His Side." 
Hath He Diadem as Monarch 

That His Brow adorns ? 
"Yea, a Crown, in very surety, 
But of thorns. 11 



If I find Him, if I follow, 

What His guerdon here ? 
11 Many a sorrow, many a labour, 
Many a tear." 

If I still hold closely to Him, 

What hath He at last? 
" Sorrow vanquished, labour ended, 
Jordan past.' 1 

If I ask Him to receive me, 

Will He say me nay ? 
" Not till earth, and not till heaven 
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THE Head that once was crowned with 
Is crowned with glory now ; [thorns 
A royal diadem adorns 

The mighty Victor's brow. 
The highest place that heaven affords 

Is His, is His by right, 
The King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, 

And heaven's eternal Light. 
The Joy of all who dwell above, 

The joy of all below, 
To whom He manifests His love, 

And grants His Name to know. 



To them the Cross, with all its shame, 

With all its grace, is given : 
Their name an everlasting name, 

Their joy the joy of heaven. 
They suffer with their Loud below, 

They reign with Him above, 
Their profit and their joy to know 

The mystery of His love. 
The Cross lie bore is life and health, 

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His people's hope, His people's wealth, 

Their everlasting theme. Amen. 



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Let angels prostrate fall ; 
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To crown Him Lord of all. 
Crown Him, ye morning stars of light, 

Who fixed this floating ball ; 
Now hail the strength of Israel's might. 

And crown Him Lord of all. 
Crown Him, ye martyrs of your God, 

Who from His altar call ; 
Of Jesse's stem extol the Lod, 

And crown Him Lord of all. 
Ve seed of Israel's chosen race, 

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Lord of lords." 

Hail Him Who saves you by His grace, 

And crown Him Lord of all. 
Hail Him, ye heirs of David's line, 

Whom David LOKB did call, 
The God Incarnate. Man Divine, 

And crown Dim Lord of all. 
Sinners, whose love can ne'er forget 

The wormwood and the gall, 
Go spread your trophies at His Feet, 

And crown Him LORD of all. 
Let every tribe and every tongue 

Before Him prostrate fall, 
And shout in universal song 

The crowned Loud of all. 

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ALL hail the power of Jf.su b Name ; 
Let angels prostrate fall ; 
Bring forth the royal diadem 
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Crown Him, ye morning stars of light, 
Who fixed this floating ball ; 

Now hail the strength of Israel's might, 
And crown Him Lord of all. 

Crown Him, ye martyrs of your God 

Who from His altar call ; 
Of Jesse's stem extol the Rod, 

And crown Him Lord of all. 

Ye seed of Israel's chosen race, 

Ye ransomed of the fall, 
Hail Him Who saves you by His graco, 

And crown Him Loud of all. 

Hail Him, ye heirs of David's line, 
Whom David Loud did call, 

The God Incarnate, Man Divine, 
And crown Him Loud of all. 

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The wormwood and the gall, 

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The crowned Lord of all. Amea. 



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COME let us join our cheerful songs 
With angels round the Throne ; 
Ten thousand thousand are their tongues, 
But all their joys are one. 

44 "Worthy the Lamb that died, 11 they cry, 

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** W r orthy the Lamb,* 1 our lips reply, 

" For lie was slaiu for us/ 1 



Jesus is worthy to receive 
Honour and power divine ; 

And blessings, more than we can give, 
Be, Lord, for ever Thine. 

Let all creation join in one 

To bless the sacred Name 
Of Him that sits upon the Throne, 

And to adore the Lamb. Amen. 



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' These things said Esaias, when he saw His glory. 1 



BRIGHT the vision that delighted 
( tace the sight of Judalfs seer ; 
Bweel the countless tongues united 
To entrance the prophet's ear. 

Hound the Lord In trlory seated 
Cherubim and Seraphim 

Filled His temple, and repeated 
Each to each the alternate hymn; 

11 Lord, Thy elory fills the heaven, 
Earth is with its fulness stored; 

Un'o Thee be glory given, 
Holy, Holy, Holy Loud. 11 



Heaven is still with glory ringing, 
Earth takes up the angels' cry, 

"Holy, Holy. Holy," singing, 
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With His seraph train before Him, 
With His holy Church below, 

Thus unite ire to adore Him, 
liid we thus our anthem flow; 

u LORD, Thy glory fills the heaven, 
Earth is with its fulness stored; 

Unto Thee be glory given, 

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord.' 1 Amen, 
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COME, ye faithful, raise the anthem, 
Cleave the skies with shouts of praise 
Sing to Hira Who found the ransom, 

Ancient of eternal days, 
God of God, the Word Incarnate, 
Whom the heaven of heaven obeys. 

Ere He raised the lofty mountains, 
Formed the seas, or built the sky, 

Love eternal, free, and boundless, 
Moved the Lord of Life to die, 

Fore-ordained the Prince of Princes 
For the throne of Calvary. 

There for us and our redemption, 
See Him all His life-blood pour ! 

There He wins our full salvation, 
Dies that we may die no more : 

Then, arising, lives for ever, 
Reigning where He was before. 



High on yon celestial mountains 

Stands His gem-built throne, all bright, 

Midst unending Alleluias 

Bursting from the sons of light; 

Sion's people tell His praises, 
Victor after hard-won fight. 

Bring your harps, and bring your odours* 
Sweep the string and pour the lay ; 

Let the earth proclaim His wonders, 
King of that celestial day ; 

He the Lamb once slain is worthy, 
Who was dead and lives for aye. 

Laud and honour to the Father, 
Laud and honour to the Son, 

Laud and honour to the Spirit, 
Ever Thbbb and ever One, 

Consubstantial, Co-eternal, 
While unending ages run. Amen. 



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PRAISE to the Holiest in the height, 
And in the depth he praise ; 
In all His words most wonderful, 
Most sure in all His ways. 

O loving wisdom of our God ! 

When all was siu and shame, 
A second Adam to the fight 

And to the rescue came. 

O wisest love ! that flesh and blood, 

Which did in Adam fail, 
Should strive afresh against the foe, 

Should strive and should prevail ; 
And that a higher gift than grace 

Should flesh and blood refine ; 



God's Presence and His very Self, 

And Essence all-divine. 
O generous love ! that He, Who smote 

In man for man the foe, 
The double agony in man 

For man should undergo ; 

And in the garden secretly, 

And on the cross on high, 
Should teach His brethren, and inspire 

To suffer and to die. 

Praise to the Holiest in the height, 
And in the depth be praise : 

In all His words most wonderful, 
Most sure in all His ways. Amen. 



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for ever, and Mine Eyes and Mine Heart shall be there perpetually." 



CHRIST is our corner-stone, 
On Him alone we build ; 
With His true saints above 

The courts of heaven are filled : 
On His great love 
Our hopes we place 
Of present grace 
And joys above. 
O then with hymns of praise 

These hallowed courts shall ring, 
Our voices we will raise 
The Three in One to sing ; 
And thus proclaim 
In joyful song, 
Both loud and long, 
That glorious Name. 



Here, gracious God, do Thou 

For evermore draw nigh ; 
Accept each faithful vow, 

And mark each suppliant sigh ; 
In copious shower 
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Each holy day 
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Here may we gain from heaven 
The grace whirh ire implore; 
And may that grace, once given, 
Be with us evermore, 
Until that day 

When all the blest 
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Are called away. Araen. 
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4 how amiable are Thy dwellings, Thou Loed of Hosts.' 1 

PLP:ASANT are Thy courts above 
In the land of light and love ; 
Pleasant are Thy courts below 
In this land of sin and woe : 
O, my spirit longs and faints 
For the converse of Thy saints, 
For the brightness of Thy Face, 
For Thy fulness, God of grace. 



Happy birds that 6ing and fly 
Round Thy Altars, U most High; 
Happier souls that lind a rest 
In a heavenly Father's breast ; 
Like the wandering dove that found 
No repose on earth around, 
They can to their ark repair, 
And" enjoy it ever there. 

Happy souls, their praises flow- 
Even in this vale of woe ; 
Waters in the deserts rise, 
Manna feeds them from the skies ; 
On they go from strength to strength, 
Till they reach Thy throne at lengthy 
At Thy feet adoring fall, 
"Who hast led them safe through all. 

Lord, be mine this prize to win, 

Guide me through a world of sin, 

Keep me by Thy saving grace, 

Give me at Thy side a place ; 

Sun and shield alike Thou art, 

Guide and guard my erring heart ; 

Grace and glory flow from Thee ; 

Shower, O shower them, Loed, on me. Amen. 



Hymn 308. 




"And they shall be Mine, saith the Loed of hosts, in that day when I make up My 
jewels. 11 



TITTXE for ever ! God of love 
Hear us from Thy throne above 
Thine for ever may we be, 
Here and in eternity. 

Thine for ever! Lord of life 
Shield us through our earthlv strife ; 
Thon the Life, the Truth, the Way, 
Guide us to the realms of day. 



Thine for ever ! Oh, how blest 
They who find in Thee their rest : 

n. Guardian, Heavenly Friend, 
O defend us to the end. 
Thine for ever! SaVIOUB keep 
Us Thy frail and tremhling sheep; 

[one beneath Thy care, 
Let us all Thy goodness share. 



Thine for ever! Thou our guide, 
All our wants by Thee supplied, 
All our sins by Thee forgiven, 

Lead us, Loed, from earth to heaven. Amen. 



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FIERCE raged the tempest o'er the deep, 
Watch did Thine anxious servants keep, 
But Thou wast wrapped in guileless sleep, 
Calm and still. 

" Save, Loud, we perish," was their cry, 
11 O save us in our agony ! " 
Thy word above the storm rose high, 
" Peace, be still.' 1 

The wild winds hushed ; the angry deep 
Sank, like a little child, to sleep; 
The sullen billows cease to leap, 
At Thy will. 

So, when our life is clouded o'er, 
And storm-winds drilt us from the shor«, 
Say (lest we sink to rise no more) 
" Peace, be still." Amen. 



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' Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks, so longeth my soul after Thee, O God. 1 ' 



AS pants the hart for cooling streams 
When heated in the chase. 
So longs my soul, O God, for Thee, 
And Thy refreshing grace. 

For Thee ray Gon, the living God, 

My thirsty soul doth pine : 
O when shah I behold Thy Face, 

Thou Majesty Divine? 



Why restless, why cast down, my soul? 

Hope still, and thou shalt sing 
The praise of Him Who is thy God, 

Thy health's eternal Spring. 

To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 

The God Whom we adore, 
Be glory, as it was, is now, 

And shall be evermore. Amen. 



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THY kingdom come, O God, 
Thy rule, O Christ, begin; 
Break with Thine iron rod 
The tyrannies of sin. 
Where is Thy reign of peace, 
And purity, and love? 
When shall all hatred cease, 
As in the realms above? 
When comes the promised time 
That war shall be no more, 
Oppression, lust and crime 
Shall flee Thy face before ? 



kingdom come." 

We pray Thee. Lord, arise, 
And come in Thy great might; 
Revive our longing eyes, 
Which languish for Thy sight. 
Men scorn Thy sacred Name, 
And wolves devour Thy fold ; 
By many deeds of shame 
We learn that love grows cold. 
O'er heathen lands afar 
Thick darkness broodeth yet: 
Arise, morning Star, 
Arise, and never set. Amen. 
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WHEN at Thy footstool, Lord, I bend 
And plead with Thee for mercy there, 
Think of the sinners' dying Friend, 
And for ilis sake receive my prayer. 
think not of my shame and guilt, 
My thousand stains of deepest dye ; 
Think of the Blood which Jesus spilt, 
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My strivings with Thy grace divine; 
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Thine eye, Thine ear, they are not dull ; 
Thine arm can never shortened be ; 
Behold me here ; my heart is full ; 
Behold, and spare, and succour me. Amen. 



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WHAT various hindrances we meet 
In coming to the Mercy-seat ; 
Yet who, that knows the worth of prayer, 
Bat wishes to be often there? 
Prayer makes the darkened cloud withdraw, 
Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw, 
Gives exercise to faith and love. 
Brings every blessing from above. 
Restraining prayer we cease to fight : 
Prayer makes the Christian's armour bright; 
And Satan trembles when he sees 
The weakest saint upon his knees. 
When Moses stood with arms spread wide, 
Success was found on Israel's 6ide ; 
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pray, and not to faint." 

But when through weariness they failed, 
That moment Amalek prevailed. 
Have we no words ? ah, think again ; 
"Words flow apace when we complain, 
And fill our fellow-creature's ear 
With the sad tale of all our care. 
Were half the breath thus vainly spent 
To heaven in supplication sent, 
Our cheerful song would oftener be, 
Hear what the LOBO hath done for me. 
O Lord, increase our faith and love, 
That we may all Thy goodness prove, 
And gain from Thy exhaustless store 
The fruits of prayer for evermore. Amcm. 



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1 In everything give thanks." 



WHEN morning gilds the skies, 
My heart awaking cries 
May Jesus Christ be praised. 
" Alike at work and prayer 
To J E6US I repair ; 

May Jksus Christ be praised. 

Whene'er the sweet church bell 
Peals over hill and dell, 

May Jksus Christ be praised, 
O hark to what it sings, 
As joyously it rings, 

May Jksus Christ be praised. 

My tongue shall never tire 
Of chanting with the choir 

May Jksus Christ be praised : 
This song of sacred joy, 
It never seems to cloy ; 

M ay Jksus Christ be praised. 

When sleep her balm denies, 
Mv silent spirit sighs 

May Jksus Christ be praised : 
When evil thoughts molest, 
With this I shield my breast, 

May Jksus Christ be praised. 



Does sadness fill my mind ? 
A solace here I find, 

May Jksus Christ be praised •* 
Or fade's my earthly bliss ? 
My comfort still is this, 

May Jesus Christ be praised. 

The night becomes as day, 
When from the heart we say 

May Jksus Christ be praised: 
The powers of darkness fear, 
When this sweet chant they hear, 

May Jesus Christ be praised. 

In heaven's eternal bliss 
The loveliest strain is tins, 

May Jesus Christ be. praised: 
Let earth, and sea. and sky 
From depth to height reply 

May Jksus Christ be praised. 

Be this, while life is mine, 
My canticle divine, 

May Jesus Christ be praised 
Be this the eternal song, 
Through all the ages on, 

May Jksus Christ be praised. Amen, 
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Faith will vanish into sight ; 
Hope be emptied in delight ; 
Love in heaven will shine more bright ; 

Therefore, give us Love. 
Faith and Hope and Love we see 
Joining hand in hand agree ; 
But the greatest of the three 

And the best is Love. 
From the overshadowing 
Of Thy gold and silver wing 
Shed on us, who to Thee sing, 
Holy, heavenly Love. Amen. 



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Taught by Thee we covet most 
Of Thy gifts at Pentecost 

Holy, heavenly Love. 
Love is kind and suffers long, 
Love is meek, and thinks no wrong, 
Love than death itself more strong; 

Therefore, give us Love. 
Prophecy will fade away, 
Melting in the light of day ; 
Love will ever with us stay ; 

Therefore, give us Love. 



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SOLDIERS, who are Christ's below, 
Strong in faith resist the foe : 
Boundless is the pledged reward 
Unto them who serve the Loed. 
'Tis no palm of fading leaves 
That the conqueror's hand receives; 
Joys are his serene and pure, 
Light that ever shall endure. 
For the souls that overcome 
Waits the beauteous heavenly Home, 

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Where the Blessed evermore 
Tread, on high, the starry floor. 
Passing soon and little worth 
Are the things that tempt on earth; 
Heavenward lift ihy soul's regard; 
Gon Himself is thy Reward. 
Father, Who the crown dost give, 
Saviour, by Whose death we live, 
Spirit, Who our hearts dost raise, 
Three in One, Thy Name we praise. 
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I HEARD the voice of Jesus say 
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Lay down, thou weary one, lay down 

Thy head upon My breast : " 
I came to Jesus as I was 

Weary, and worn, and sad ; 
I found in Him a resting-place, 

And He has made me glad. 
I heard the voice of Jesus say 

M B°hold, I freely give 
The living water, thirsty one, 

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hunger, and he that believeth in Me shall never 
thirst." 

I came to Jesus, and I drank 

Of that life-giving stream ; 
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived, 

And now I live in Him. 
I heard the voice of Jesus say 

11 1 am this dark world's Light ; 
Look unto Me, thy morn shall rise, 

And all thy day be bright : " 
I looked to Jesus, and I found 

In Him my Star, my Sun ; 
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CROWN Him with many crowns, 
Tlie Lamb upon His throne ; 
Hark, how the- heavenly anthem drowns 
All music but its own : 
Awake, my soul, and sing 
Of Him Who died for thee, 
And hail Him as thy matchless King 
Through all eternity. 

Crown Him the Virgin's Son, 

The God Incarnate born, 
Whose arm those crimson trophies won 

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Frail of the mystic Rose, 

As of that Rose the Bfcera; 
The Root whence mercy ever flows, 
• The Bahe of Bethlehem. 

Crown Him the Lord of Rove: 

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Bich Wounds yet visible above 

In beauty glorified : 
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No angel in the sky 
Can fully bear that sight, 
But downward bends his burning eye 
At mysteries so bright. 

Crown Him the Loud of Peace: 
Whose power a sceptre sways 

From pole to pole, that wars may cease, 
And all be prayer and praise : 
His reign shall know no end, 
And round His pierced Feet 

Fair flowers of Paradise extend 
Their fragrance ever sweet. 

Crown Him the Lord of years, 
The Potentate of time, 

Creator of the rolling spheres, 
Ineffably sublime. 

All hail, Redeemer, hail ! 

For Thou has! died forme; 
Thy praise shall never, never fail 
Throughout eternity. Amen 



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JESUS is God: the solid earth, 
The ocean broad and bright, 
The countless stars, like golden dust, 

That strew the skies at night. 
The wheeling storm, the dreadful fire, 

The plcasank wholesome air, 
The summer's sun, the winter's frost, 
llis own crcatioua were. 



Jesus is God ; the glorious bands 

Of golden angels sing 
Songs of adoring praise to Him, 

Their Maker and their King. 
He was true God in Bethlehem's crib, 

On Calvary's Cross true God, 
He Who in heaven eternal reigned 

In time on earth abode. 



Jf.sus is God: let sorrow come, 

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All are worth while, for all are means 

llis gh.ry to fulfil; 
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To speak one little word, 
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THE Church's one foundation 
Is Jesus Christ her Lord; 
She is His new creation 

By water and the Word: 
From heaven lie came and sought her 

To be His holy Bride, 
With His own Blood He bought her 
And for her life He died. 

Elect from every nation, 

Yet one o'er all the earth, 
Her charter of salvation 

One Lord, one Faith, one Birth ; 
One Holy Name she blesses, 

Partakes one Holy Food, 
And to one hope, she presses 

With every grace endued. 

Though with a scornful wonder 

Men seo her sore opprest, 
By schisms rent asunder, 

By heresios distrost, 
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Yet saints their watch are keeping. 
Their cry goes up, " How long?* 

And soon the night of weeping 
Shall be the morn of song. 

Mid toil, and tribulation, 

And tumult of her war, 
She waits the consummation 

Of peace for evermore ; 
Till with the vision glorious 

Her longing eyes are blest, 
And the great Church victorious 

Shall be the Church at rest. 

Yet she on earth hath union 

With God the Three in Oni, 
And mystic sweet communion 

With those whose rest is won: 
O happy ones and holy 1 

Lord, give us grace that we 
Like them, the meek and lowly, 

On high may dwell with Thee. Amen, 



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"Wbe* the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy.' 

ST ATIS of the morning, so gloriously bright, 
Filled -with celestial virtue and light, 
These that, where night never followeth day, 
Raise the " Trisagion " * ever and aye : 

These are Thy ministers, these dost Thou own, 
Lord God of Sabaoth, nearest Thy throne ; 
These are Thy messengers, these dost Thou send. 
Help of the helpless ones ! man to defend. 

These keep the guard amidst Salem's dear bowers ; 
Thrones, Principalities, Virtues, and Powers; 
Where with the Living Ones, mystical Four, 
Cherubim, Seraphim bow and adore. 

Then, when the earth was first poised in mid space, 
Then, when the planets first sped on their race, 
Then, when were ended the six days' employ 
Then all the sons of God shouted for joy. 

Still let them succour us ; still let them fight, 
LoBD of angelic hosts, buttling for right ; 
Till, where their anthems they ceaseh sslv pour, 
We with the Angels may bow and adore. A men. 



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1 Eye hath not seen nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man the 
things which Gon hath prepared for them that love Him. But God hath 
revealed them unto us by His Spirit.' 1 



LIGHT'S abode, Celestial Salem, 
Vision whence true peace doth spring, 
Brighter than the heart can fancy, 

Mansion of the Highest King ; 
O how glorious are the praises 
Which of thee the prophets sing ! 

There for ever and for ever 

Alleluia is out-poured, 
For unending, for unbroken 

Is the feast-day of the Lord ; 
All is pure, and all is holy 

That within thy walls is stored. 

There no cloud nor passing vapour 
Dims the brightness of the air ; 

Endless noon-day. glorious noon-day, 
From the Sun of suns is there ; 

There no night brings rest from labour, 
For unknown are toil and care. 



O how glorious and resplendent, 
Fragile body, shalt thou be, 

When endued with so much beauty, 
Full of health, and strong and free, 

Full of vigour, full of pleasure 
That shall last eternally! 

Now with gladness, now with courage 
Bear the burden on thee laid, 

That hereafter these thy labours 
May with endless gifts be paid, 

And in everlasting glory 
Thou with brightness be arrayed. 

Laud and honour to the Father, 
Laud and honour to the Sox, 

Laud and honour to the Spirit, 
Ever Three and ever One, 

Consnbstantial, Co-eternal 
While uuending ages run. Amen. 



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JERUSALEM on high 
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My home whene'er I die, 
The centre of my bliss : 
O happy place ! 
When shall I be, 
My froD. with Thee, 
To see Thy Face ? 
There dwells my Lord, my King, 

Judged here unfit to live ; 
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And lowly homage give : 
O happy place, ifcc. 
The Patriarchs of old 

There from their travels cease ; 
The Prophets there behold 
Their longed-for Prince of Peace : 
O happy place, &c. 



The Lamb's Apostles there 

I might with joy behold, 

The harpers I might hear 

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O happy place, &c. 

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"Within these courts are found, 
Clothed in pure array, 
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o happy place, &C, 
Ah me ! ah me ! that I 

In Kedar's tents here stay; 
No place like that on high ; 
LORD, thither guide my way; 
O happy place, 
When shall I be. 
My Gon, with Thee, 
To see Thy Face ? Amen. 
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PARADISE, Paradise, 
Who dotli not crave for rest ? 
Who would not seek the happy land 
Whore they that loved arc blest ? 
Where loyal hearts and true 

Stand ever in the light, 
All rapture through and through, 
In God"s most holy sight. 

O Paradise, O Paradise, 

The world is growing old ; 
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Where love is never cold ? 

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Paradise, O Paradise, 
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Where loyal hearts, &c 

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The special place my dearest Lord 

In love prepares for me ; 

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Loud Jebu, King of Paradise, 

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Of perfect rest above ; 

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Stand ever in tho light, 
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Where loyal hearts and true 

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In God's most holy sight. Amen- 
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11 The night is far spent, the day is at hand." 

HARK ! hark, my soul ; Angelic songs are swelling 
O'er earth's green fields, and ocean's wave-beat shore: 
How sweet the truth those blessed strains are telling 

Of that new life when sin shall be no more. 
Angels of Jesus, Angels of light, 
Singing to welcome the pilgrims of the night. 



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Thou art in the midst of foes ; 
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" Lord, to whom 

TTTITEX wounded sore the stricken heart 
VY Lies bleeding and unbound, 
One only Hand, a pierced Hand, 
Can salve the sinner's wound. 

When sorrow swells the laden breast, 

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shall we go?" 

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Can wash away the blot. 

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' Behold, I stand at the door and knock." 



OJESU, Thou art standing: 
Outside the fast-closed door, 
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To pass the threshold o'er: 
Shame on us. Christian brethren, 

His Name and sisrn who bear, 

Oh shame, thrice shame upon us 

To keep Him standing there. 



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And thorns Thy Brow encircle, 

And tears Thy Fare have marrid: 
O love that passeth knowledge 

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Oh sin that hath no equal 

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"I died for you. My children, 

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"We open now the door: 
Dear Saviour, enter, enter, 

And leave us never more. Amen. 



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"Help us, God of our salvation, for the glory of Thy Name." 

LORD of our life, and God of our salvation, 
Star of our night, and Hope of every nation, 
Hear and receive Thy Church's supplication, 
Lord God Almighty. 

Bee round Thine ark the hungry billows curling, 
See how Thy foes their banners are unfurling ; 
Lord, while their darts envenomed they are hurling. 
Thou canst preserve us. 

Lord, Thou canst help when earthly armour faileth, 
Lord, Thou canst save when deadly sin assaileth, 
Lord, o'er Thy Rock nor death nor hell prevaileth, 
Grant us Thy peace, Lord. 

Grant us Thy help till foes are backward driven, 
Grant them Thy truth, that they may be forgiven, 
Grant peace on earth, and, after we have striven, 
Peace in Thy heaven. Amen. 



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THE King of love my Shepherd is, 
Whose goodness faileth never ; 
I nothing lack if I am His 
And He is mine for ever. 

Where streams of living water flow 
My ransomed soul He leadeth, 

And^ whore the verdant pastures grow, 
With food celestial fecdeth. 

Perverse and foolish oft I strayed, 
But yet in love He sought me, 

And on His Shoulder gently laid, 
And home, rejoicing, brought me. 

In death's dark vale I fear no ill 
With Thee, dear Loan, beside me; 

Thy rod and staff my comfort still, 
Thy Cross before to guide me. 

Thou spread' st a Table in my sight, 

Thy Unction grace bestoweth, 
And oh ! what transport of delight 

From Thy pure Chalice floweth. 

And so through all the length of days 
Thy goodness faileth never; 

Good' Shepherd, may I sintr Thy pFaise 
Within Thy house for ever. Amen. 



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QUICKLY come, dread Judge of all ; 
For, awful though Thine advent be, 
All shadows from the truth will fall, 
And falsehood die, in si^ht of Thee : 
O quickly come : for doubt and fear 
Like clouds dissolve when Thou art near. 

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Let sin no more our souls enthrall, 
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Const make Thy scattered people one. 
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O quickly come, true Life of all ; 
For death is mighty all around ; 
On every home his shadows fall, 
On every heart his mark is found ; 
O quickly come : for grief and pain 
Can never cloud Thy glorious reign. 

O quickly come, sure Light of all, 

For gloomv night broods o'er our way ; 

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No eye is blind, no night is known. Amen. 



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A FEW more years shall roll, 
A few more seasons come, 
And we shall be with those that rest 
Asleep within the tomb : 
Then, O my Lord, prepare 
My soul for that great day ; 
O wash me in Thy precious Blood, 
And take my sins away. 

A few more suns shall set 
O'er these dark hills of time, 

And we shall be where suns are not, 
A far sorener clime : 
Thou. my Lord, prepare 
My soul for that blest day ; 

O wash me in Thy precious Blood, 
And take my sins away. 

A few more storms shall beat 
On this wild rocky shore, 
And we shall be where tempests ceaae, 
And surges swell no more : 



Then, O my Lord, prepare 
My soul for that calm day ; 
wash me in Thy precious Blood, 
And take my sins away. 

A few more struggles here, 
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And we shall weep no more : 
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My soul for that bright day ; 

O wash me in Thy precious Blood, 
And take my sins away. 

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That we with Him may reign: 
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My soul for that glad day ; 

O wash me in Thy precious Blood, 
And take my sins away. Amen, 
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SHEPHERD Divine, our wants relieve, 
In this our evil day : 
To all Thy tempted followers give 
The power to watch and pray. 

Long as our fiery trials last, 

Long as the cross we bear, 
O let our souls on Thee be cast 

In never-ceasing prayer. 

The Spirit of interceding grace 

Give us in faith to claim ; 
To wrestle till we see Thy Face, 

And know Thy hidden Name. 



Till Thou Thy perfect love impart, 

Till Thou Thyself bestow, 
Be this the cry of every heart, 

" I will not let Thee go : 

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Thou tell Thy Name to me ; 
With all Thy great salvation bless, 

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BE Thou my Guardian and my Guide, 
And hear me when I call ; 
Let not my slippery footsteps slide ; 

And hold me lest I fall. 
The world, the flesh, and Satan dwell 

Around the path I tread ; 
0, save me from the snares of hell, 
Thou Quickener of the dead. 

And if I tempted am to sin, 
And outward things are strong, 
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Thy paths ; that my footsteps slip not." 

Do Thou, O Lord, keep watch within, 
And save my soul from wrong. 

Still let me ever watch and pray, 

And feel that I am frail ; 
That if the tempter cross my way, 

Yet he may not prevail. 

To Fatiikk, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
The God Whom we adore, 

Be glory, as it was, is now, 
And shall be evermore. Amen. 



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CAVIOUR, Blessed Saviour, 
10 Listen whilst we sing, 
Hearts and voices raising 

Praises to our King. 
All we have we offer ; 

All we hope to he, 
Body, soul, and spirit, 

All we yield to Thee. 
Nearer, ever nearer, 

Cueist, we draw to Thee, 
Deep in adoration 

Bending low the knee : 
Thou for our redemption 

Cara'st on earth to die ; 
Thou, that wo might follow, 

Hast gone up on high. 

Great and ever greater 

Are Thy mercies here, 
True and everlasting 

Are the glories there, 
"Where no pain, or sorrow, 

Toil, or care is known, 
Whefe the angel-legions 

Circle round Thy throne. 
Dark and ever darker 

Was the wintry past, 
Now a ray of gladness 

O'er our path i- east ; 
Every day that passeth, 

Everv hour that flies, 
Tells of lore unfeigned, 

Love that never dies. 



Clearer still and clearer 

Dawns the light from heaven, 
In our sadness bringing 

News of sin forgiven ; 
Life has lost its shadows, 

Pure the light within ; 
Thou hast shed Thy radiance 

On a world of sin. 
Brighter still and brighter 

Glows the western sun, 
Shedding all its gladness 

O'er our work that's done; 
Time will soon be over, 

Toil and sorrow past, 
May we, Blessed S.WIOUB, 

Find a rest at last. 

Onward, ever onward, 

Journeying o'er the road 
Worn by saints before us, 

Journeying on to God; 
Leaving all behind us, 

M iv ire hasten on, 
Backward never looking 

Till the prize is won. 

Bliss, all bliss excelling. 

When the ransomed soul 
Earthly toils forgetting 

Finds its promised goal ; 
\Y here in joys unheard of 

Saints with angels sing, 
Never w< ary raising 

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SING Alleluia forth in duteous praise, 
O citizens of heaven ; and sweetly raise 

An endless Alleluia. 
Ye next, who stand before th' Eternal Light 
In hymning choirs re-echo to the height 

An endless Alleluia. 
The Holy City shall take up your strain, 
And with glad songs resounding wake again 

An endless Alleluia. 
In blissful antiphons ye thus rejoice 
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An endless Alleluia. 
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shall say, Alleluia." 

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An endless Alleluia. 
Almighty Christ, to Thee our voices sing 
Glory for evermore ; to Thee we bring 
Art endless Alleluia. Amen. 



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WE know Thee Who Thou art, 
Lord Jksus, Mary's Son ; 
We know the yearnings of Thy Heart 
To end Thy work begun. 
That sacred Fount of grace, 
'Mid all the bliss of heaven, 
Has joy whene'er we seek Thy face, 
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We pray Thee shield us from the curse 

Of falling back to sin. 

We dare not ask to live 

Henceforth from trials free ; 
But oh, when next they tempt us, give 

More strength to cling to Thee. 

We know Thee Who Thou art, 

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Be Thou by will, and mind, and heart, 

Accepted, loved, adored. Amen. 



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'* This God is our God for ever and ever : He shall be our guide unto death." 

GUIDE me, O Thou Great Redeemer, 
Pilgrim through this barren land ; 
I am weak, but Thou art mighty, 
Hold me with Thy powerful hand ; 

Bread of heaven, 
Feed me now and evermore. 

Open now the crystal Fountain, 

Whence the healing streams do flow; 
Let the fiery cloudy pillar 

Lead me all my journey through; 
Strong Deliverer, 

Be Thou still my Strength and Shield. 

When I tread the verge of Jordan, 

Bid my anxious fears subside : 
Death of death, and hell's Destruction, 

Land me safe on Canaan's side ; 
Songs of pral 

I will ever give to Thee, Amen. 



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"We must all appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ.' 



THOU Judge of quick and dead, 
Before Whose bar severe 
"With holy joy, or guilty dread, 
We all shall soon appear ; 

Our wakened souls prepare 
For that tremendous Day, 
And fill us now with watchful care, 
And stir us up to pray : 

To pray, and wait the hour, 
The awful hour unknown, 
When, robed in majesty and power, 
Thou shalt from heaven come down, 

The immortal Son of Man, 
To judge the human race, 
With all Thy Fathers dazzling train, 
With all Thy glorious grace. 



To sober earthly joys, 
To quicken holy fears, 
For ever let the Archangel's voice 
Be sounding in our ears ; 

The solemn midnight cry, 
" Ye dead, the Judge is come ! 
" Arise, and meet Him in the sky, 
" And meet your instant doom I " 

O may we thus be found, 
Obedient to His word, 
Attentive to the trumpet's sound, 
And looking for our Lord. 

O may we thus insure 
Our lot among the blest, 
And watch a moment, to secure 
An everlasting rest. Amen. 



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I NEED Thee, Precious Jesu, 
For I am very poor ; 
A stranger and a pilgrim, 
I have no earthly store ; 
I need the love of Jesus 

To cheer me on my way, 
To guide my doubting footsteps, 
To be my strength and stay. 

1 need Thee, Precious Jesu, 

I need a friend like Thee, 
A friend to soothe and pity, 

A friend to care for me : 
I need the Heart of Jesus 

To feel each anxious care, 
To tell my every trial, 

And all my sorrows share. 



I need Thee, Precious Jesu, 

I need Thee, day by day, 
To fill me with Thy fulness, 

To lead me on my way ; 
I need Thy Holy Spirit 

To teach me what I am, 
To show me more of Jesus, 

To point me to the Lamb. 



I need Thee, Precious Jesu, 

And hope to see Thee soon 
Encircled with the rainbow, 

And seated on Thy throne ; 
There, with Thy Blood-bought children, 

My joy shall ever be, 
To sing Thy praises, Jesu, 

To gaze, my Lord, on Thee. Amen. 



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" Let my supplication come before Thee ; deliver me, according to Thy Word." 



JESUS, Loud of life and glory, 
Bend from heaven Thy gracious ear ; 
While our waiting souls adore Thee, 
Friend of helpless sinners hear : 

By Thy mercy, 
O deliver us, good Lord. 

From the depths of nature's blindness, 
From the hardening power of sin, 

From all malice and unkindness, 
From the pride that lurks within, 

By Thy mercy, 
O deliver us, good Lord. 

When temptation sorely presses, 

In the day of Satan's power, 
In our times of deep distresses, 

In each dark and trying hour, 
By Thy mercy, 

O deliver us, good Lord. 



When the world around is smiling, 
In the time of wealth and ease, 

Earthly joys our hearts beguiling. 
In the day of health and peace, 

By Thy merey, 
O deliver us, good Lord. 

In the weary hours of sickness, 
In the times of grief and pain, 

When we feel our mortal weakness, 
When the creature's help is vain, 

By Thy mercy, 
deliver us, good Lord. 

In the solemn hour of dying, 
In the awful judgment day, 

May our souls, on Thee relying, 
Find Thee still our Hope and Stay: 

By Thy mercy, 
deliver us, good Lord. Amen. 



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The night is dark, and I am far from home, 

Lead Thou me on. 
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"There remaineth a rest to the people of God." 

OWHAT the joy and the glory must he, 
Those endless Sabbaths the blessed ones see ; 
Crown for the valiant, to weary ones rest ; 
God shall be all and in all ever blest. 

What are the Monarch, His court, and His throne ? 
What are the peace, and the joy that they own ? 
O, that the blest ones, who in it have share, 
All that they feel could as fully declare. 

Truly Jerusalem name we that shore, 

"Vision of Peace, that brings joy evermore ; 

Wish and fulfilment can severed be ne'er, 

Nor the thing prayed for come short of the prayer. 

There, where no troubles distraction can bring, 
We the sweet anthems of Sion shall sing, 
While for Thy grace, Lord, their voices of praiso 
Thy blessed people eternally raise. 

There dawns no Sabbath, no Sabbath is o'er, 
Those Sabbath-keepers have one evermore ; 
One and unending is that triumph-song 
Which to the angels and us shall belong. 

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We for that country must yearn and must sigh; 
Seeking Jerusalem, dear native land, 
Through our long exile on Babylon's strand. 

Low before Tlim with our praises we fall, 
Of Whom, and in Whom, and through Whom are all: 
Of Whom, the Father; and in Whom, the Son; 
Through Whom, the Spirit, with Them ever One. Amen. 



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On Tabor, with the glory 

Of sunniest light for vest, 
The excellence of beauty 
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THE Heavenly Woun proceeding forth, 
Yet leaving not the Father's side, 
Accomplishing His work on earth 
Had reached at length life's eventide. 

By false disciple to be given 
To foemen for His life athirst, 
Himself, the very Bread of Heaven 
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Of the whole man to be the Food. 

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THE Heavenly Word proceeding forth, 
Yet leaving not the Father's side, 
Accomplishing His work on earth 
Had reached at length life's eventide. 

By false disciple to be given 
To foemen for His life athirst, 
Himself, the very Bread of Heaven, 
He gave to His disciples first. 

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Of the whole man to be the Food. 

By Birth their Fellow-man was He , 
Their Meat, when sitting at the board; 
He died, their Ransomer to be ; 
He ever reigns, their great Reward. 

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Our foes press on from everv side, 
Thine aid supply, Thy strength bestow. 

All praise and thanks to Thee ascend, 

For evermore, blest On'k in Three ; 

O grant us life that shall not end 

In our true native land with Thee. Amen. 



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OFOOD that weary pilgrims love, 
O Bread of angel hosts above, 
O Manna of the saints, 
The hungry soul would feed on Thes ; 
Ne'er may the heart unsolaced be 
Which for Thy sweetness faints. 



O Fount of love, O cleansing Tide, 
Which from the Saviour's pierced Side 

And Sacred Heart dost flow, 
Be ours to drink of Thy pure rill, 
Which only can our spirits fill 

And all we need bestow. 



Lord Jesf, Whom, by power divine 
Now hidden 'neath the outward sign, 

We worship and adore, 
Grant, when the veil away is rolled, 
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Thyself for evermore. Amen. 



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u We have an Altar.* 



ONCE, only once, and once for all, 
His precious life He gave : 
Before the Cross our spirits fall, 
And own it strong to save. 

" One offering, single and complete," 
With lips and heart we say; 

But what He never can repeat 
He shows forth day by day. 

tor, as the Priest ot Aaron's line 

Within tlie Holiest stood, 
And sprinkled ail the mercy-shrine 

Witt) sacrificial blood ; 

So He, Who once atonement wrought, 
Our Priest of endless power, 



Presents Himself for thos*e He bought 

In that dark noontide hour. 
His Manhood pleads where now It lives 

On heaven's eternal throne. 
And where in mystic rite He gives 

Its Presence to Ilia own. 

And so we shew Thy death, O Loud, 

Till Thou again appear, 
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We have an Altar here. 
All glory to the Father be, 

All glory to the Sox, 
All glory, Holy Ghost, to Thee 

While endless ages run. Amen. 



Hymn 348. 




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And drink the holy Blood for you outpoured. 

Saved by that Body and that holy Blood, 
With souls refreshed, we render thanks to God. 

Salvation's Giver, Christ the Only Son, 

By His dear Cross and Blood the victory won. 

Offered was He for greatest and for least, 
Himself the Victim and Himself the Priest 

Victims wore offered by the law of old 
Which in a type this heavenly mystery told. 

He, Ransomer from death, and Light from shade, 
Now gives His holy grace His saints to aid. 

Approach ye then with faithful hearts sincere, 
And take the safeguard of salvation here. 

He, that in this world rules His saints and shields, 
To all believers life eternal yields ; 

With heavenly bread makes them that hunger whole. 
Gives living waters to the thirsting soul. 

Alpha and Omega, to Whom shall bow 

All nations at the Doom, is with us now. Amen. 



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ALLELUIA, sing to Jesus, 
His the sceptre, His the throne ; 
Alleluia, His the triumph, 

His the victory alone ; 
Hark, the songs of peaceful Sion 

Thunder like a mighty flood ; 
JESUS out of every nation 

Hath redeemed us bv His Blood. 

Alleluia, not as orphans 

We are left in sorrow now ; 
Alleluia, He is near us, 

Faith believes, nor questions how: 
Though the cloud from Bight received Him. 

When the forty days were o'er, 
Shall our hearts forget His promise, 

" I am with you evermore ?" 
Alleluia, Bread of angels, 

Thou on earth our Food, our Stay, 
Alleluia, here the sinful 

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Intercessor, Friend of sinners, 

Earth's Redeemer, plead for me, 
Where the songs of all the sinless 

Sweep across the crystal sea. 
Alleluia, King Eternal, 

Thee the Loud of lords we own ; 
Alleluia, born of Mary, 

Earth Thy footstool, heaven Thy throne: 
Thou within the veil hast entered. 

Robed in flesh, our great High Priest; 
Thou on earth both Priest and Victim 

In the Eucharistic feast. 
Alleluia, sing to Jf.sus, 

His the sceptre, His the throne ; 
Alleluia, His the triumph, 

His the victory alone ; 
Hark, the songs of peaceful Sion 

Thunder like a mighty flood ; 
Jf.sus out of every nation 

Hath redeemed us by His Blood. Amen, 



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GLAD sight! The holy Church 
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Begotten from above ; 

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By Gon the Spirit's power, 
A gentle lamb from Satan snatched 
In childhood's helpless hour. 

E'en now around the font, 
Unseen by mortal eye, 
Bright ministering angels watch 
The wondrous myetery. 



Hands upon them, and blessed them." 

There to receive their charge 

In readiness they stand, 
And long to guide its feeble steps 

To their own happy land. 

And all the host, of heaven 

Rejoice before the Lord, 
To see a child of fallen man 

A child of God restored. 

All glory, Lord, to Thee 
Whom heaven and earth adore ; 
To Father, Sox. and Holy Ghost, 
One God for evermore. Amen. 



Hymn 352 




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1 Thou therefore endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ." 



JN token that thou shalt not fear 
Christ crucified to own, 
We print the Cross npon thee here, 

And stamp thee His alone. 
In token that thou shalt not blush 

To glory in His name, 
We blazon here upon thy front 

His -lory and I lis shame. 
In token that thou shalt not flinch 

Christ's quarrel to maintain, 



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Firm at Thy post remain ; 
In token that thou too shalt tread 

The path He travel) 
Endnre the cross, despise the shame, 

And sit thee down on high ; 
Tims outwardly and visibly 

We seal Thee for His own ; 
And may the brow thai wears His Cross 

Hereafter share His Crown. Amen. 
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BEHOLD us, Lord, before Thee met 
Whom each bright Angel serves and fears, 
Who on Thy Throne rememberest yet 
Thy spotless Boyhood's quiet years 
Whose feet the hills of Nazareth trod, 
Who art true Man and perfect G od. 

To Thee we look, in Thee confide, 

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Confirm us in Thy grace to-day. 

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'Mid foes that well might cast us down ; 
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Have fought thcfight, and won the crown 
We ask the help that bore them through, 
We trust the Faithful and the True. 

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By hands of Tby chief pastors given, 
That awful Presence kind and sweet 
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{Sternal Christ, to Thee we bow: 
Give us Thy Spirit here and now. Amen, 
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MY God, accept my heart this day, 
And make it always Thine, 
That I from Thee no more may stray, 
No more from Thee decline. 

Before the Cross of Him Who died, 

Behold, I prostrate fall ; 
Let every sin be crucified, 

And Christ be all in all. 

Anoint me with Thy heavenly grace, 
And seal me for Thine own ; 



That I may see Thy glorious Face, 
And worship near Thy throne. 

Let every thought, and work, and word, 

To Thee be ever given ; 
Then life shall be Thy service, Lord, 

And death the gate of heaven. 

All glory to the Father be, 

All glory to the Son, 
All glory, Holy Ghost, to Thee, 

While endless ages run. Amen. 



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0TH< >T" Who makest. souls to shine 
With light from lighter worlds above, 
And droppest glist*ning dew divine 
On all who seek a Saviour's love ; 
Do Thou Thy benedictions give 
On all who teach, on all who learn, 
That so Thy Church may holier live, 
And every lamp more brightly born. 
Give those who teach pure hearts and wise. 
Faith, hope, and love, all warmed by prayer ; 
Themselves first training for the skies, ' 
They best will raise their people there. 



Give those who learn the willing ear, 
The spirit meek, the guileless mind; 
Such gifts will make the lowliest here 
Far better than a kingdom find. 
O bless the shepherd ; bless the sheep ; 
That guide and guided both be one. 
One in the faithful watch they keep, 
Until this harrying life be done. 
Tf thus, good Lord. Thy grace be given, 
In Thee to live, in Thee to die, 
Before we upward pass to heaven 
We baste our immortality. Amen. 
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SAVIOUR, sprinkle many nations, 
Fruitful let Thy sorrows be ; 
By Thy pains and consolations 

Draw the Gentiles unto Thee : 
Of Thy Cross the wondrous story, 

Be it to the nations told ; 
Let them see Thee in Thy glory, 
And Thy mercy manifold. 



Far and wide, though all unknowing, 

Pants for Thee each mortal breast ; 
Human tears for Thee are flowing, 

Human hearts in Thee would rest : 
Thirsting, as for dews of even, 

As the new-mown grass for rain, 
Thee they seek, as Gon of heaven, 

Thee, as Man, for sinners slain. 



Saviour, lo, the isles are waiting, 

Stretched the hand, and strained the sight, 
For Thy Spirit new creating, 

Love's pure flame and wisdom's light ; 
Give tli e word, and of the preacher 

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Till on earth by every creature 

Glory to the Lamb be sung. Amto. 



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And ever lives to intercede 
For souls who Thy sweet mercy need ; 

In ITis dear Name to Thee we pray 
For all who err and go astray, 
For sinners wheresoe'er they be, 
Who do not serve and honour Thee. 

There are who never yet have heard 
The tidings of Thy blessed Word, 
But still in heathen darkness dwell, 
Without one thought of heaven or hell ; 

And some within Thy sacred Fold 
To holy things are dead and cold, 
And waste the precious hours of life 
In selfish ease, or toil, or strife : 

And many a quickened soul within 
There lurks the secret love of sin ; 
A wayward will, or anxious fears, 
Or lingering taint of bygone years : 

O give repentance true and deep 
To all Thy lost and wandering sheep, 
And kindle in their hearts the fire 
Of holy love and pure desire. 

That so from angol-hosts above 

May rise a sweeter song of love, 

And we, with all the blest, adore 

Thy Name, O God, for evermore. Amen. 



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riOD the Father, Whose creation 

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Thou. Whose yearly operation 

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Here to Thee we make oblation 

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Gon the Wobd, the sun maturing 
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Thee in Whom our woes find curing, 
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All the faithful of Thy train. 



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Laud to TTim. to Whom supernal 
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Powers and dominations flee ; 

Con-substantial. Co-eternal, 
Beatific Trinity. Amen. 



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But it is fed and watered 

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11" scuds the snow in winter, 
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The breezes, and the sunshine, 

And soft refreshing rain, 
All good gifts around us 

Are sent from heaven ahovc, 
Then thank the LOBD, O thank the Lobd, 

For all His love. 



He only is the Maker 

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He paints the wayside flower, 

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The winds and waves obey Him, 

By Him the birds are fed ; 
Much more to us, His children, 

He gives our daily bread. 
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Our life, our health, our food,' 
Accvpt the gifts we offer 

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Our humble, thankful hearts. 
All good gifts, &c. Amen. 



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ONCE in royal David's City 
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"Where a mother laid her Baby, 

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Mary was that mother mild, 
Jesus Ciirist her little Child. 

He came down to earth from heaven 

Who is (ron and Lori> of all, 
And His shelter was a stable, 

And His cradle was a stall ; 
With the poor, and mean, and lowly, 
Lived on earth our Saviour Holy. 

And, through all His wondrous childhood, 
He would honour, and obey. 

Love, and watch the lowly maiden 

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Christian children all must be 
^kld, obedient, good as He. 



For He is our childhood's Pattern, 
Day by day like us He grew, 

He was little, weak, and helpless, 
Tears and smiles like us He knew; 

And He feeleth for our sadness, 

And He shareth in our gladness. 

And our eyes at last shall see Him, 
Through His own redeeming love, 

For that Child so dear and gentle 
Is our Lor.n in heaven above ; 

And He leads His children on 

To the place where He is gone. 

Not In that poor lowly stable, 
With the oxen standing by, 
We shall aee Him ; but in heaven, 

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When like stars His children crowned 
All in white shall wait around. Amen, 
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M While we were yet sinners, 

THERE is a green hill far away, 
Without a city wall, 
Where the dear Lord was crucified 

Who died to save us all. 
We may not know, we cannot tell 

What pains He had to bear, 
But we believe it was for us 

He hung and suffered there. 
He died that we might be forgiven, 

He died to make us good, 



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That we might go at last to heaven, 

Saved by His precious Blood. 
There was no other good enough 

To pay the price of sin, 
He only could unlock the gate 

Of heaven, and let us in. 
O, dearly, dearly has He loved, 

And we must love Him too, 
And trust in His redeeming Blood, 

And try His works to do. Amen. 



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WE are but little children weak, 
Nor born in any high estate ; 
What can we do for Jesu's sake 
Who is so high and good and great? 
We know the Holy Innocents 
Laid down for Him their infant life, 
And martyrs brave and patient saints 
Have stood for Him in fire and strife. 
We wear the cross they wore of old, 
Our lips have learned like vows to make 
We need not die ; we cannot fight ; 
What may we do for Jesu's sake ? 

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Has much to do, without, within; 
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A weary war to wage with sin. 
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ence gladly to give of that little." 

When deep within our swelling hearts 
The thoughts of pride and anger rise, 
When bitter words are on our tongues 
And tears of passion in our eyes ; 

Then we may stay the angry blow, 
Then we may check the hasty word, 
Give gentle answers back again, 
And fight a battle for our Loed. 

With smiles of peace, and looks of lover 
Light in our dwellings we may make, 
Bid kind good humour brighten there. 
And do all still for Jesu's sake. 
There's not a child so small and weak 
But has his little cross to take, 
His little work of love and praise 
That he may do for Jesu's sake. AmeJ*^ 



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HEAVENLY Father, send Thy blessing 
On Thy children gathered here, 
May they all. Thy Name confessing, 

Be to Thee for ever dear : 
May they he like Joseph, loving, 
Dutiful, and chaste, and pure ; 
And their faith, like David, proving, 
Steadfast unto death endure. 



Holy Saviour, "Who in meekness 

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Guide their steps and help their weakness, 

Bless and make them like to Thee ; 
Bear Thy lambs when they are weary 

In Thine arms and at Thy breast, 
Through life's desert, dry and dreary, 

Bring them to Thy heavenly rest. 



Spread Thy golden pinions o'er them, 

Holy Siup.it, from above, 
Guide them, Lead them, go before them, 

Give them peace, and joy, and love: 
Thy true temples, Holt Spirit, 

M.-iv they with Thy glory shine, 
And immortal bliss inherit, 

And for evermore be Thine. Amen. 



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GRACIOUS Saviour, gentle Shepherd, 
Little ones are dear to Thee ; 
Gathered with Thine arms, and carried 

In Thy bosom may we be ; 
Sweetly, fondly, safely tended, 
From all want and danger free. 

Tender Shepherd, never leave us 

From Thy fold to go astray ; 
By Thy look of love directed 

May we walk the narrow way ; 
Thus direct us, and protect us, 

Lest we fall an easy prey. 

Cleanse our hearts from sinful folly 

In the stream Thy love supplied, 
Mingled stream of Blood and Water, 

Flowing from Thy wounded Side: 
And to heavenly pastures lead us 

Where Thine own still waters glide. 

Let Thy holy Word instruct us ; 

Fill our minds with heavenly light; 
Let Thy love and grace constrain us 

To approve whatever is right, 
Take Thine easy yoke, and wear it, 

And to prove Thy burden light. 

Taught to lisp the holy praises 

Which on earth Thy children sing, 
Both with lips and heart unfeigned 

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Then, with all the .saint.; in glory, 

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CiOME, sing with holy gladness, 
High alleluias sing, 
Uplift your loud hosannas 

To Jksus Loup and King ; 
Sii)L r . hoys. In joyful chorus 

Your hymn of praise to-day, 
And sing, ye gentle maidens, 
Your sweel responsive lay. 

• d for boys and maidens 

Sweet hymns to CHRIST to sing, 
'Tis meet that child r< n'a v 

Should praise the children's King 
For JBBUS is salv. • 

And glory, grace, and rest; 
To babe and boy and maiden 

The one Redeemer blest. 



O hoys be strong in Jesus, 

To toil for I lira is gain, 
And Jesus wrought with Joseph, 

With chisel, saw, and plane; 
O maidens live for JR8UB, 

Who was 8 maiden's Son; 
Be patient, pure and gentle, 

And perfect grace begun. 

Soon in the golden City 

The hows and girls shall play, 
And through the* dazzling mansions 

Rejoice in i ndless day : 
O Christ, prepare Thy children 

With thai triumphant throng 
To pass the burnished portals, 

And sing th" eternal soug. Amen. 
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Was traced upon our infant brow, 
And shall we fear to own it now ? 
O God, forbid ; before the vain, 
The proud, the scoffing, the profane, 
We will, through grace, our Lord confess, 
His faint but faithful witnesses. 
His strength in weakness He displays, 
From youthful lips He perfects praise, 

Hymn 368. Evening. 



And we, His little soldiers, stand 
Strong in the might of His right hand. 
Smile on us, Lord, and we will fear 
Nor scorn, nor shame, whilst Thou art 
Reproach is glory, suffering rest, [near; 
If borne for Thee, if by Thee blest. 
Great Judge of all, in that dread day, 
W hen heaven and earth shall flee away, 
Before the universe confess 
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' IV^OW the day is over, 
IN Night is drawing nigh, 
Shadows of the evening 

Steal across the sky. 
Now the darkness gathers, 

Stars begin to peep, 
Birds, and beasts, and flowers 

Soon will be asleep. 
Jesit, give the weary 

< lalm and sweet repose, 
"With Thy tenderest blessing 

May our eyelids close. 
Grant to little children 

Visions bright of Thee, 
Guard tbe sailor's tossing 

On the deep blue sea. 
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Comfort every sufferer 

Watching late in pain, 
Those who plan some evil 

From their sin restrain. 
Through the long night watches 

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Watching round my bed. 
When the morning wakens, 

Then may I arise 
Pure and fresh and sinless 

In Thy Holy Eyes. 
Glory to the Father, 

Glory to the Son, 
And to Thee, Blest Spirit, 

Whilst all ages run. Amen. 



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LIGHT, Whose beams illumine all 
From twilight dawn to perfect day, 
Shine Thou before the shadows fall 
That lead our wandering feet astray: 
At morn and eve Thy radiance pour, 
That youth may love and age adore. 

O Way, through Whom our souls draw near 

To yon eternal Home of peace, 

Where perfect love shall cast out fear, 

And earth's vain toil and wandering cease: 

In strength or weakness may we see 

Our heavenward path, O Loud, through Thee. 

O Truth, before Whose shrine we bow, 
Thou priceless pearl for all who seek, 
To Thee our earliest strength we vow, 
Thy love will bless tbe pare and meek ; 
When dreams <»r mists beguile our sight, 
Turn Thou our darkness into light. 

O Life, the Well that ever flows 
To slake the thirst of those that faint, 
Thy power to 1.1 IBS what seraph knows? 
Thy joy supreme what words can paint? 
In earth's Last hoar of fleeting breath 
Be Thou our Conqueror over (bath. 

O Light, Way. () Truth, O Life, 
O Jbsxt, born mankind to 
Give Thou Thy peace in deadliest strife, 
Shed Thou Thy calm on stormiest wave; 
Be Tboi <>ur hope, our joy, our dread, 
Loud of the living and the dead. Amen. 



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0LORD of heaven, and earth, and sea, 
To Thee all praise and glory be ; 
How shall we show our love to Thee, 

"Who givest all ? 
The golden sunshine, vernal air, 
Sweet flowers and fruit Thy love declare 
When harvests ripen, Thou art there, 

Who givest all. 
For peaceful homes and healthful days, 
For all the blessings earth displays, 
We owe Thee thankfulness and praise, 

Who givest all. 
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What can to Thee, O Lord, be given, 

Who givest all? 
We lose what on ourselves we spend, 
We have as treasures without end 
Whatever, Loud, to Thee we lend, 

Who givest all. 
Whatever, Lord, we lend to Thee, 
Repaid a thousandfold will be ; 
Then gladly will we give to Thee, 

Who givest all ; 
To Thee, from Whom we all derive 
Our life, our gifts, our power to give ; 
O may we ever with Thee live, 

Who givest all. Amen. 



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WE give Thee but Thine own, 
Whate'er the gift may be : 
All that we have is Thine alone, 
A trust, O Lord, from Thee. 
Oh ! hearts are bruised and dead, 
And homes are bare and cold, 
And lambs, for Whom the Shepherd bled, 
Are straying from the fold. 
To comfort and to bless, 
To find a balm for woe, 
To tend the lone and fatherless 
Is angels 1 work below. 
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The captive to release, 

To God the lost to bring, 
To teach the way of life and peace, 

It is a CmiiRT-like thing. 

And Ave believe Thy word, 

Though dim our faith may be ; 
WhateYr for Thine we do, O Lord, 

We do it onto Thee. 

All might, all praise, be Thine, 

Fathkr, Co-equal Son, 
And Spirit, Bond of love divine, 

While endless ages run. Amen. 



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T" ORD of glory, Who hast bought us 
j With Thy life-blood as the price, 
Never trrudginer for the lost ones 

That tremendous sacrifice, 
And with that hast freely given 

Blessings countless as the sand 
To the unthankful and the evil. 
With Thine own unsparing hand ; 

Grant us hearts, dear Loud, to yield Thee 

Gladly, freely of Thine own ; 
With the sunshine of Thy goodness 

Melt our thankless hearts of stone ; 
Till our eold and S"lfish natures. 

Warmed by Thee at length believe 
That more happy and more blessed 

^Tis to give than to receive. 

Wondrous honour hast Thou given 

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"Ye have done it unto Me." 



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Due bv solemn right to Thee; 
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Lest that Face of love and pity 

Turn from us another day. 

Lorn of dory, Who liast bought us 

With Thy life-Mood as the price, 
Never grudging for the lost ones 

That tremendous sacrifice, 
Give ns Faith, to trust Thee boldly, 

Hope, to stay our souls on Thee ; 
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Give us Thine own Charitv. Amen. 
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TRINE arm, O Lord, in days of old 
Was strong to heal and save ; 
It tri (implied o'er disease and death, 

O'er darkness and the grave; 
To Thee they went, the blind, the dumb, 

The palsied and the lame, 
The leper with his tainted life, 
The sick with fevered frame. 



And lo, Thy touch brought life and health 

Gave speech, and strength, and sight; 
And youth renewed and frenzy calmed 

Owned Thee, the Lord of Light; 
And now, O LoPvD, be near to bless 

Almighty as of yore, 
In crowded street, by restless couch, 

As by Gennesjiretii's shore. 



Be Thou our great Deliverer still, 

Thon Loud of life and death ; 
Restore and quicken, soothe and bless 

With Thine almighty breath ; 
To bands that work and eyes that see 

Give, wisdom's heavenly lore, 
That whole and sick, and weak and strong, 

May praise Thye evermore. Amen. 



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ALL Creation groans and travails; 
Thou, God, shalt hear its groan; 
For of man and all creation 

Thou alike art Loud alone. 
Pity then Thy guiltless creatures, 

Who. not loss, man's sufferings share: 
For our sins it is they perish ; 

Let them profit by our prayer. 
Cast Thine eve of love and mercy 

On the misery of the land : 
Say to the destroying Ang '. 

" 'Tis enough : "stay now Thine hand." 
In our homesteads, in our valleys, 

Through our pastnre-landa give peace: 
Thromrh the Goshen of Thine Israel 

Bid the grievous murrain cease. 
But with deeper, tenderer pitv, 

Call to mind, Sow of God' 
Those in Thine own Image fashioned: 

Ransomed with Thy precious blood : 



Hear and grant the supplications, 
Like a cloud of incense, borne 

Up toward Thy Seat of Mercy, 
From Thy people's hearts forlorn : 

For the widow, for the orphan. 

For the helpless, boneless poor : 
Helpless, hopeless, if Thou spare not 

Of their basket and their store. 
So — while these her earnest accents 

Day by day Thy church repeats, — 
That our sheep may bring forth thousand* 

And ten thousands in our streets; 

That our oxen, strong to labour, 

May not know nor fe:ir decay : 
That there be no more complaining, 

And the plague have passed away. 
And, at last, to all Thy servants, 

When earth's troubles shall be o'er, 
Threefold Godhead, give ■ portion 

With Thyself for evermore. A men, 
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Blend the living with the deud ; 
Soon will you and I be lying 

Each within our narrow bed. 
Soon our souls to Gon Who gave them 

Will have bped their rapid flight ; 
Able now by grace to save them, 
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So soon passeth it away, and we are gone." 

Jesu, Infinite, Redeemer, 

Maker of this mighty frame, 
Teach, O teach us to remember 

What we are, and whence we came ; 
Whence we came, and whither wending ; 

Soon we must through darkness go. 
To inherit bliss unending, 

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SHALL we not love Thee, Mother dear, 
Whom J esus loves so well ? 
And in His Temple, ) r ear by year, 

Thy joy and glory tell ? 
Bound with the curse of sin and shame 

We helpless sinners lay, 
Until in tender love He came 

To bear the curse away. 
And thee He choose from whom to take 

True flesh His Flesh to be; 
In It to suffer for our sake, 

By It to make us free. 
Thy Babe He lay upon thy breast, 

To thee He cried for food ; 
Thy gentle nursing soothed to rest 

Th' Incarnate Sox of Gon. 



" Mary, the Mother of Jesus.' 1 



O wondrous depth of grace Divine 

That He should bend so low ; 
And, Mary, O what joy was thine 

In His dear love to know : 
Joy to be Mother of the Loud ; 

And thine the truer bliss, 
In every thought, and deed, and word, 

To be for ever His. 
And as He loves thee, Mother dear, * 

We too will love thee well; 
And in His Temple, year by year, 

Thy joy and glory tell. 
Jestj, the Virgin's Holy Sots - , 

We praise Thee and adore, 
Who art with Goo the Father One 
And Sptrit evermore. Amen. 



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L< ). round the Throne, a glorious band, 
The saints in countless myriads stand, 
Of every tongue redeemed to Goo, 
Arrayed in garments washed in Blood. 
Through tribulation great they came, 
They bore the cross, despised the shame ; 
From all their labours now they rest, 
In God's eternal glory blest 
They see their Saviotje face to face, 
And sing the triumphs of His grace j 



Him day and night they ceaseless praise, 
To Him the loud thanksgiving n I 
" Worthy the Lamb, for sinners slain. 
Through endless years to live and reign; 
Thou hast redeemed us by Thy Blood, 
And made us kings and priests to God." 
O may we tread the sacred road 
That holy saints and martyrs trod ; 
Wage to the end the glorious strife, 
And win, like them, a crown of life. Amen, 
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nations and kindred and people and tongues, stood before the throne and before 
the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands." 



HARK! the sound of holy voices 
Chanting, at the crystal sea, 
Alleluia, Alleluia, 

Alleluia, Lord to Thee . 
Multitude, which none can number, 

Like the stars in glory stands, 
Clothed in white apparel, holding 
Palms of victory in their hands. 

Patriarch and holy Prophet, 

Who prepared the way of Christ, 
King, Apostle, Saint, Confessor, 

Martyr, and Evangelist, 
Saintly Maiden, godly Matron, 

Widows who have watched to prayer, 
Joined in holy concert, singing 

To the Lord of all are there. 
They have come from tribulation, 

And have washed their robes in blood, 
Washed them in the Blood of Jrcsus; 

Tried they were and firm they stood ; 
Mocked, imprisoned, stoned, tormented, 

Sawn asunder, slain with sword, 
They have conquered deatli and Satan 

Ey the might of Christ the Lord. 
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Marching with Thy Cross their banner 

They have triumphed following 
Thee, the Captain of salvation, 

Thee their Saviour, and their King; 
Gladly, Lord, with Thee they suffered; 

Gladly, Loud, with Thee they died; 
And by death to life immortal 

They were born and glorified. 

Now they reign in heavenly glory, 

Now they walk in golden light, 
Now they drink, as from a river, 

Holy bliss and infinite ; 
Love and peace they taste for ever, 

And all truth and knowledge see 
In the Beatific Vision 

Of the Blessed Trinity. 
God of Gnn, the One-Begotten, 

Light of Light. Kmmantjfx, 
In Whose Body joined together 

All the, saints for ever dwell, 
Pour upon us of Thy fulness, 

That we may for evermore 
God the Father, God the Son, and 

God the Holy Ghost adore. Amen, 



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being destitute, afflicted, tormented 

BLESSED feasts of blessed martyrs, 
Holy days of holy men, 
With affection's recollections 

Greet we your return again. 
Worthy deeds they wrought and wenders, 

Worthy of the Name they bore ; 
We with meetest praise and sweetest 

Honour them for evermore. 
Faith prevailing, hope unfailing, 

Jasui loved with single heart — 
Thus they glorious and victorious 

Bravely bore the Martyr s part. 
Racked with torture, haled to slaughter, 

Fire, and axe, and murd'rous sword, 
Chains and prison, foes' 1 derision 

They endured for Cueist the Lord. 



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So they passed through pain and sorrow 

Till they sank in death to rest ; 
Earth's rejected, Crop's elected, 

(rained a portion with the blest. 
By contempt of worldly pleasures, 

And by deeds of valour done, 
They have reached the land of Angels, 

And with them are knit in one. 
Made co-heirs with Ciikist in glory, 

His celestial bliss they share; 
May they now before Him bending 

Help us onward by their prayer ; 
That, this weary life completed, 

And its fleeting trials past. 
We may win eternal glory 

In our Father's home at last. Amen. 
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IET our Choir new anthems raise 
j Wake the song of gladness ; 
Gon Himself to joy and praise 
Turns the martyrs' sadness : 
Bright the day that won their crown, 

Opened heaven's bright portal, 
As they laid the mortal down 
To put on th' immortal. 



Never flinched they from the flame, 

From the torture never ; 
Vain the foeman's sharpest aim, 

Satan's best endeavour: 
For by faith they saw the land 

Decked in all its glory, 
Where triumphant now they stand 

With the victor's story. 



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Up and follow, Christian men ! 

Press through toil and sorrow ; 
Spurn the night of fear, and then. 

Oh, the glorious morrow ! 
Who will venture on the strife? 

Blest who first begin it ; 
Who will grasp the Land of Life? 

Warriors, up and win it 1 Amen. 



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JESU, for the beacon-light 
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For the witness that they bare 
To the truth they learned of Thee, 
For the glory that they share, 
Let our praise accepted be. 



In Jerusalem below 
They were workmen at Thy call, 
Each with one hand met the foe, 
With the other built the wall ; 
Watchmen on the mountain set, 
Scribes instructed in Thy Word, 
Fishers with the Gospel net 
Drawing souls to Thee their Loed. 



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Je8U, may Thy Pastors still 

Know and teach Thy sacred lore 

With brave heart and patient skill: 

In these latter days of strife 

Keep, O keep them true to Thee, 

Till beside the well of life 

Light iu Thine own light they see. Amen. 



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" The memory of the just is blessed.' 



SHEPHERD of the sheep, 
High Priest of things to come. 
Who didst in grace Thy servant keep, 

And take him sweetly home ; 

Accept our song of praise 

For all his holy care, 
His zeal unquenched, through length of days, 

The trials that he bare. 

His heart was Thine alone, 

From selfish longings free ; 
Thy throne the Cross, a cross his throne, 

His life was hid in Thee. 

Chief of Thy faithful band, 

He held himself the least ; 
Though Thy dread keys were in his hand, 

O everlasting Priest. 



Hymn 383. 



So, trusting in Thy might, 

He won a fair renown ; 
So, waxing valiant in the fight, 

He trod the lion down. 

Then rendered up to Thee 

The charge Thy love had given, 
And passed away Thy Face to see 

Revealed in highest heaven. 

On all our Bishops pour 

The Spirit of Thy grace ; 
That as he won the palm of yore, 

So they may run their race ; 

That, when this life is done, 

They may with him adore 
The ever Blessed Three in Onh 

In Miss for evermore. Amen. 




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If so they may Thy beauty see ; 
The saint of whom we sing to-day 
Was faithful to Thy loving call, 
And, casting other hopes away, 
Took Thee to b» her God, her All. 
To Thee she yielded up her will, 
Her heart was drawn to Thine above ; 
Content if Thou wouUFst deign to fill 
Thine handmaid with Thy perfect love. 
Beneath Thy Cross she loved to stand, 
Like Mary in Thy dying hour, 
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is mine, and I am His." 

That blessings from Thy pierced nand 
Might clothe her with undying power ; 
With power to win the Crown of light 
For virgin-martyrs stored on high, 
And ready keep her lamp at night 
To hail the Bridegroom drawing nigh. 
And surely Thou at last didst come 
To end the sorrows of Thy bride, 
And hear her to Thy peaceful home 
With Thee for ever to abide. 
All glory, Jesu, for the grace 
That drew Thy saint to follow Thee ; 
Grant us, too, in Thy love a place 
Both now and through eternity. Amen. 



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BRIGHTLY gleams our banner 
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To their home on high, 
Journeying o'er the desert, 

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ONWARD, Christian soldiers, 
Marching as to war, 
"With the Cross of Jesus 

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Christ the Royal Master 

Leads against the foe, 
Forward into battle, 
See, His banners go. 

Onward, Christian soldiers, 

Marching as to war, 
"With the Cross of Jesus 
Going on before. 

At the sign of triumph 

Satan's host doth flee; 
On, then, Christian soldiers, 

On to victory. 
Hell's foundations quiver 

At the shout of praise ; 
Brothers, lift your voices, 

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Onward, &c. 

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Glory, laud, and honour, 
Unto Christ the King, 
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Men and Angels sing. 
Onward, Christian soldiers, 

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With the Cross of Jesus 
Going ou before. Amen. 



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T) EJOICE ye pure in heart, 
It Eejoice, give thanks and sing; 
Your festal banner wave on high, 
The Cross of Christ your King. 

Bright youth and snow-crowned age, 
Strong men and maidens meek, 
Raise high your free exulting song, 
God's wondrous praises speak. 

Yes onward, onward still, 
With hymn, and chant, and song, 
Thro' gate, and porch, and columu'd aisle, 
The hallowed pathways throng. 

With all the angel choirs, 
With all the saints on earth, 
Pour out the strains of joy and bliss, 
True rapture, noblest mirth. 

Your clear Hosannas raise, 
And Alleluias loud ; 
Whilst answering echoes upward float, 
Like wreaths of incense cloud. 



With voice as full and strong 
As ocean's surging praise, 
Send forth the hymns our fathers loved, 
The psalms of ancient days. 

Yes on, through life's long patlt, 

Still chanting as ye go, 
From youth to age, by night and day, 

In gladness and in woe. 

Still lift your standard high, 

Still march in firm array, 
As warriors through the darkness toll 

Till dawns the golden day. 

At last the march shall end, 
The wearied ones shall rest, 
The pilgrims find the Father's House, 
Jerusalem the blest. 

Then on, ye pure in heart, 
Rejoice, give thanks, and sing; 
Your festal banner wave on high, 
The Cross of Cueist your King. 



Praise Him Who reigns on high, 
The Lord Whom we adore, 
The Fatiike, Son, and Holy Gho*t, 
One God for evermore. Amen. 



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ANGELS, from the realms of Glory, 
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Ye. who sang creation's story 
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Come and worship ! 
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(nme and worship! 

ship CiiiisT the new-born King ! 



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Ye have seen His natal Star, 

Come and worship ! 
Worship Christ the new-born Kins! 

Saints, before the altar bending, 
Watching Long in hopeand fear, 

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In His temple shall appear; 

Come and worship ! 
Worship Christ the uew-born King! 



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( (one and worship ! 
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BRIGHTEST and best of the sons of the morning ! 
Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid! 
Star of the East, the horizon adorning, 
Guide where our Infant Redeemer is laid ! 



Cold on Thy candle the dew-drops are shining ; 

Low lies Thy Head with the beasts of the stall ; 
Angels adore Thee, in slumber reclining, 

Maker and Monarch arid Saviour of all. 

Say, shall we yield Thee, in costly devotion; 

Odours of Edom and offerings Divine ? 
Gems of the mountain, and pearls of the ocean, 

Myrrh from the forest, or gold from the mine ? 

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Dawn Oil our darkness, and lend us thine aid I 

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Guide where our Infant RSDSKMBB is laid ! — Amen. 



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Maker, Teacher Infinite, 
Jesus, hear and save ! 

Mighty Monarch ! Saviour mild! 
Humbled to a mortal child. 
Captive, beaten, bound, reviled, 
Jesus, hear and save! 



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Borne aloft on angels 1 wings, 
Lord of lords, and King of kings, 
Jesus, hear and save I 



"Who shalt yet return from high, 
Robed in might and majesty, 
Hear us, help us, when we cry, 
Jesus, hear and save ! — Amen. 



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JUST as I am, — without one plea, 
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And that Thou bidd'st me come to Thee, 
O Lamb of God, I come ! 

Just as I am,— and waiting not 
To rid my soul of one dark blot, 
To Thee, Whose Blood can cleanse each spot, 
O Lamb of God, I come. 

Just as I am : though tossed about 
With many a conflict, many a doubt, 
Fightings within, and fears without, 

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Just as I am, poor, weary, blind ; 
Sight, riches, healing of the mind. 
Yea, all I need, in Thee I find ; 
O Lamb of God, I come ! 

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() Lamb of God, I come ! 

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O Lamb of God, I come ! Amen. 

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Je»u ! plead for me, 
Lest, by base denial, 

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When Thou seest me waver, 

With a look recall, 
Nor, for fear or favour, 
Suffer me to fall. 



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Would this vain world charm, 
Or its sordid treasures 

Spread, to work me harm ; 
Bring to my remembrance 

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Cross-crowned Calvary. 



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Pour Thy benediction 

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Faith shall drink the cup. 

When, in dust and ashes, 

To the grave I sink, 
While Heaven's glory flashes 

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To your voices tune the lute, 
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Be ye masters of the song. 
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Loud as mighty thunders roar, 
Or the fulness of the sea, 
When it breaks upon the shore ; 

Alleluia ! for the Lord 

God Omnipotent shall reign ; 
Alleluia ! let the word 

Echo round the earth and main. 

Alleluia ! — Hark ! the sound, 

From the centre to the skies, 
"Wakes above, beneath, around, 

All creation's harmonies ; 

See Jehovah's banner furled ; 

Sheathed His sword ; He speaks — "'tis done ; 
And the kingdoms of this world 

Are the kingdoms of His Son. 

He shall reign from pole to pole 

With illimitable sway ; 
He shall reign, when like a scroll 

Yonder heavens have passed away ; 

Then the end ; beneath His rod 

Man's last enemy shall fall ; 
Alleluia! Christ in God, 

God in Ciigist is all in all. Amen. 



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MY God! how endless is Thy Love ! 
Thy gifts are every evening new ; 
And morning mercies from above 
Gently distil like early dew. 

Thou spread'st the curtains of the night, 
Great Guardian of my sleeping hours! 

Thy sovereign Word restores the light, 
And strengthens all my wearied powers. 

I yield those powers to Thy command ; 

To Thee I consecrate my days: 
Perpetual blessings from Thy Hand 

Demand perpetual songs of praise. 

To Father, Sox, and Ugly Gitost, 
The God whom earth and Heaven adore, 

From men and from the angel-host. 
Be praise and gloi y evermore. Amen. 



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" If God will be -with me, . 

OGOD of Bethel ! by Whose Hand 
Thy people still are fed ; 
"Who through this weary pilgrimage 

Hast all our fathers led: 
Our vows, our prayers, we now present 

Before Thy throne of grace : 
Goi> of our fathers ! be the God 

Of their succeeding race. 
Through each perplexing path of life, 

Our wandering lootsteps guide ; 



then shall the Lord be my God." 
Give us each day our daily bread, 

And raiment fit provide. 
O spread Thy covering wings around, 

Till all our wanderings cease, 
And at our Father's loved abode 

Onr souls arrive in peace. 
Such blessings from Thy gracious Hand, 

Our humble prayers implore ; 
And Thou shalt be our chosen God, 

And Portion evermore. Amen. 



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"Stand up, and bless the Lord your God for ever and ever." 



STAND up, and bless the Lord 
Ye people of 1 1 is choice ; 
Stand up, and bless the Loud your God, 

With heart and soul and voice. 
Though high above all praise, 

Above all blessings, high; 
Who would not fear His holy Name, 
And land, and magnify ? 

Oh ! for the living dame, 

1 rotn Mis Own altar brought, 

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To touch our lips, our minds inspire, 

And wing to Heaven our thought! 
God is our strength and song, 

And His Salvation ours ; 
Then be His Love in Christ proclaimed. 

With all our ransomed powers. 
Stand up, and bless the Lord; 

The [jQSD y<»ur < Jon adore ; 
Stand up, and ble w Hi i glorious Name, 

Henceforth for ov< rmore. Amen. 



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Hymn 397. 



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" The Lord is my Shepherd." 

THE Loed ray pasture shall prepare^ 
And feed me with a shepherd's care ; 
His presence shall my wants supply, 
And guard me with a watchful eye ; 
My noon-day walks He shall attend, 
And all my midnight hours defend. 

"When in the sultry glebe I faint, 
Or on the thirsty mountain pant, 
To fertile vales, and dewy meads, 
My weary wandering steps He leads : 
"Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow, 
Amidst the verdant landscape flow. 



Though in the path of death I tread, 

"With gloomy horrors overspread ; 

My stedfast heart shall fear no ill, 

For Thou, O Lord, art with me still ; 

Thy rod and staff shall give me aid, 

And guide me through the dreadful shade. 



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1 Thou slialt see the Land before thee.' 1 



THERE is a Land of pure delight, 
Where Saints immortal reign, 
Eternal day excludes the night, 
And pleasures banish pain. 

There everlasting spring abides, 
And never-withering flowers; 

Death, like a narrow sea, divides 
This heavenly land from ours. 

Sweet fields beyond the swelling flood 
Stand dressed in living green : 

So to the Jews old Canaan stood, 
While Jordan rolled between. 

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O ! could we make our doubts remove, 
Those gloomy doubts that rise, 

And sec the Canaan that we love, 
With unbeclouded eyes ; 

Could we but climb where Moses stood, 

And view the landscape o'er ; 
Not Jordan's stream, not death's cold flood, 

Should fright us from the shore. 

O praise the Father, praise the Son, 

The LAMB for sinners given, 
And Holy Ghost, through Whom alone 

Our hearts are raised to Heaven. 

Amen. 



Hymn 399. i^olp Communion. 




ACCORDING to Thy gracious Word. 
In meek humility, 
This will I do, my dying Lokd, 
I will remember Thee. 



This do in remembrance of Me." 

When to the Cross I turn mine eyes, 

And rest on Calvary, 
O Lamb of God, my Sacrifice 

I must remember Thee : 



Thy Body, broken for my sake, 

My Bread from Heaven shall be ; 
Thy testamental Cup I take, 

And thus remember Thee. 
Gethsemane can I forget ? 

Or there Thy conflict see, 
Thine agony and bloody sweat, 

And not remember Thee ? 



Remember Thee, and all Thy pains, 

And all Thy Love to me ; 
Yea, while a breath, a pulse remains, 

AY ill I remember Thee. 
And when these failing lips grow dumb, 

And mind and memory flee, 
When Thou shalt in Thy Kingdom come, 

Jesu, remember me. Amen. 



Hymn 400. 




This is that Bread which came down from Heaven, 
TESTJ, Thou Joy of loving hearts 



O Thou Fount of Life! Thou Light of 

men! 
From the best bliss that earth imparts, 
We turn unfilled to Thee again. 
Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood; 
Thou savest those that on Thee call ; 
To them that seek Thee, Thou art good, 
To them that find Thee, All in All ! 
Wc .aste Thee, C Thou Living bread, 
And long to feast upon Thee still ; 



We drink of Thee, the Fountain Head, 
And thirst our souls from Thee to fill. 
Our restless spirits yearn for Thee, 
Where'er our changeful lot is ca.-t ; 
Glad, when Thy gracious smile we see. 
Blest, when our faith can hold Thee faat. 
O Jesu, ever with us stay ! 
Make all our moments calm and bright; 
Chase the dark night of sin away, 
Shed o'er the world Thy Holy Light. 
Amen.